Blue Book: Yale Law School Exams, 1874-2004 — A Bicentennial Exhibit

May. 1, 2024
All Day
Rare Book Room, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Library Level 2
Open to the Yale Community

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What is the ship's husband?
Is a will written in pencil valid?
What phenomena follow and are indicative of death?
What is meant by "adhering to the public enemy?"

Yale Law School’s examination papers offer a time capsule of the school’s expectations of its curriculum and students over the course of its history.  Drawing on the Rare Book Collection's archive of examination papers from 1874-2004, Blue Book traces the Yale Law School's transition from its early curriculum, emphasizing textbooks and recitation, to an approach centering the case study.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Lillian Goldman Law Library, Rare Book Collection


Kathryn James