Law School Adds Portraits of Prominent Legal Figures
Professor Susanah Mead, who takes over as Interim Dean in June of this year, presided over the hanging of two new portraits in Inlow Hall on April 19, 2005. The portraits, one of United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of Hon. William Henry Hastie, were chosen by a committee of faculty, staff and alumni who made recommendations of distinguished members of the legal community from underrepresented groups in the legal profession, in particular women and people of color. The portraits were placed on the third floor outside of the Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman Classroom (385) and Barnes & Thornburg Classroom (375).
Mead said, “We are delighted to display these portraits of two great African-American jurists. These are the first of several pictures of inspiring legal figures we plan to hang on our walls. It is extremely important that students and the community at large see diverse examples of successful legal professionals.”