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Wednesday, April 3, 2019


The doctoral dissertation of a Dutch law student circa 1820 is bound in three copies in three different decorated paper wrappers. Typically such dissertations were printed in a very small number, destined only for friends, family, and associates of the author. The Law Library may hold the only surviving example of each of the three types of decorated paper.

Yale Law School is distinguished among American law schools by two things: its small size — that’s a physical fact about the law school — and also the spirit of comradeship and cooperation that exists among all of the members of the community.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean