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Dedicatory Exercises Of The Law Quadrangle Apr 1935

Dedicatory Exercises Of The Law Quadrangle

About the Buildings

We have met here today specifically to dedicate Hutchins Hall, the last unit to be erected of a splendid group of buildings presented to the University by Mr. W. W. Cook. The buildings are beautiful, useful, and enduring, but taken altogether, with all that they are in themselves and all that they signify, they represent only one part of a comprehensive contribution to the educational resources of the University of Michigan. It is, therefore, both fitting and imperative that we should on this occasion consider carefully the significance of our whole heritage. Other persons today will speak of Mr. Cook ...


A Book Of The Law Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan, Fred Nathan Jan 1934

A Book Of The Law Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan, Fred Nathan

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William Wilson Cook ardently believed that the future of democratic institutions must depend in large measure upon the ability and integrity of the members of the legal profession. He hoped to improve the quality of the leadership provided by that profession by improving the law schools. As the immediate object of his philanthropy he chose his Alma Mater, The University of Michigan Law School. The Law Quadrangle is the physical embodiment of one aspect of his idea and marks a milestone in legal education. In making possible a close fellowship between lawyers, teachers, and students in an inspiring environment he ...


A Book Of The Lawyers Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan May 1931

A Book Of The Lawyers Quadrangle At The University Of Michigan

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William W. Cook of the Class of '82, had a dream, and he lived in this dream from its inception until his death. It was to develop a great law school, housed in the most inspiring of buildings and devoted to the ideal of creating leaders of men. He often said, "Intellectual leadership is the greatest problem which faces America today; without leaders we perish." This he placed above all else. With these ideals in mind he proceeded with his work. Architects and artists were dispatched to centers of learning both here and abroad in order that the law school ...