During fall law school orientation, four biographies from Memory Hold The Door are cited to highlight the professional virtues that law students and lawyers should cultivate. In addition, the Law Library mounts a display that celebrates the lives and accomplishments of the four highlighted honorees.
The attorneys honored in the current display are:
The Honorable George Edward Prince (1855–1923)
“He was an able judge, as well as an excellent trial lawyer. He graciously counselled young and inexperienced lawyers in questions of law and practice and the high standards of the profession. He loved his profession more than its emoluments.”
The Honorable Claude Ambrose Taylor (1902–1966)
“He exemplified the finest qualities of a great judge — wisdom, insight, industry, courtesy and uncommon awareness of “ends which the law should serve,” he gave inspiration to lawyers and laymen alike who believe that the rule of law is the foundation of our liberty.”
The Honorable J. Robert Martin, Jr. (1909–1984)
“Judge Martin was considered one of the most able judges ever to preside, serving the state for four decades; a pioneer of innovative judicial administration; a loyal, distinguished and dedicated public servant; a model to be emulated by all trial judges.”
The Honorable Thomasine G. Mason (1917–2012)
“Throughout her seven decades of service to federal and state government, Judge Mason has earned a reputation as a hard working advocate and community leader.”
The display is located in the Coleman Karesh Reading Room on the second floor of the Law Library.