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

Event details

8:00AM- 11:00PM

Lillian Goldman Law Library, Rare Book Exhibit Area, Level 3

Open to
Yale Community
Event contact
Kathryn James
Drawing for Batman comic strip

Sal Amendola, Original drawing for The Batman Detective Comics, Night of the Stalker 439 (1974). Lillian Goldman Law Library, Rare Book Collection, LM Comics flat

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.

Follow this link to read the exhibition booklet.