At Gotham: Yale Law School at 200 - A Rare Book Exhibit

Jul. 8, 2024
All Day
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Level 3
Open to the Yale Community

  • Jul. 15, 2024 - All Day

A Rare Book Exhibit
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Level 3

In 1824, the Yale College catalog listed the names of fourteen students of a private law school held in the New Haven law office of Seth Perkins Staples, B.A. 1797, with his partner and former student, Samuel J. Hitchcock, B.A. 1809.  Two years later, a Yale College announcement listed the terms for “tuition and use of library” of the law school overseen, by then, by Hitchcock and Professor David Daggett.  

At Gotham draws on the Lillian Goldman Law Library collections to celebrate the bicentennial of the Yale Law School. Taking its title from the diploma awarded another graduate “by Yale Law School at Gotham, New Haven,” the exhibit follows the intersections and interwoven histories of the Yale Law School community over its first two hundred years, still legible in the collections of its library.

At Gotham will be on view in the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Level 3, January 22 - July 14, 2024

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Lillian Goldman Law Library