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"Quote .... Unquote"

December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15

At the Law School, the construction wall that separates the Golkin Hall construction site from the plaza at Tanenbaum Hall contains nearly 30 quotes from people ranging from Desmond Tutu to Sandra Day O’Connor to Mark Twain to Martin Luther King, Jr. It is expressive of the Law School’s personality, ranging from humorous to serious, and from literature to important court decisions. Below are few of the quotes:

“Necessity knows no law; I know some attorneys of the same.” —Benjamin Franklin

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.” —Susan B. Anthony

“We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.” —Robert Frost

“Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” —George Orwell

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” —Sandra Day O’Connor

It will remain up until next summer.


Almanac - December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15