Remembering, reflecting, and restoring

With the Law School's Sesquicentennial Celebration in full swing, the last few weeks have been busy ones for Law School students, faculty, and staff. A Martin Luther King Day talk by Dr. Dalton Conley, left, was followed the very next day by the historic inauguration of a new president -- which brought a standing-room-only crowd of witnesses into Hutchins Hall’s Honigman Auditorium to witness the event via a video feed.

Finally, any student working in the Reading Room couldn’t help but notice its magnificent renovation has been completed, thanks to the generosity of Charles T. Munger, the Berkshire Hathaway vice-chair who donated $3 million for lighting improvements around the Law School. While work continues on the Hutchins Hall portion of the project, workers in the Reading Room hung the last of 22 restored chandeliers midway between the newly refurbished ceiling and the freshly refinished study tables Dec. 30.