852 RARE: The Paper Chase Turns 40

This week, the Law School will host John Jay Osborn, Jr., author of The Paper Chase, in a conversation with Dean Minow on the 40th anniversary of the novel’s publication.

To commemorate the occasion, the Library has prepared a special exhibit: The Paper Chase Turns 40, featuring items from the collections of John Jay Osborn, Jr. and the Library. On view are multiple print, DVD and TV versions of The Paper Chase, draft copies of the novel,  photographs, scripts, a Contracts casebook written by “Professor Kingsfield” used a as prop in the movie, and even some gruesome models of hairy hands used by HLS Professor Clark Byse when he taught Hawkins v. McGee.

The exhibit is on view in the Caspersen Room, fourth floor of the Library, through September 30. The Caspersen Room is open 9 to 5 seven days a week.


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