A new Yale Law Library exhibit celebrates Connecticut's role as the birthplace of vocational legal education in the United States.
The exhibit, "From Litchfield to Yale: Law Schools in Connecticut, 1782-1843," is on display through May 2013 in the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School. It was curated by Michael von der Linn, Manager of the Antiquarian Book Department at The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., with help from Michael Widener, Rare Book Librarian in the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
On display are student notebooks, textbooks, letters and other documents of the schools and their instructors. Included are items on loan from the Litchfield Historical Society and from Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library.
The exhibit is open to the public, 9am-10pm daily, February 5 - May 31, 2013 in the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School. It will also go online via the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog.
For more information, contact Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian, at (203) 432-4494 or