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Answered By: Lesley Schoenfeld
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016     Views: 1585

John MacArthur Maguire, LL.B. Harvard 1911, Professor of Law 1923-57, Royall Professor of Law 1950-57, composed this declaration, which has been used by Harvard Presidents when conferring degrees at Commencemnt since the late 1930s: "You are ready to aid in the shaping and application of those wise restraints that make men free."   The quotation is enshrined on a plaque that hangs in the Harvard Law School Library’s main stairwell in Langdell Hall.

Answered by Lesley Schoenfeld
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016     Views: 1585