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Inside Hutchins Hall next to the doors leading out to the Law Quadrangle. Plaque text: From the Will of William W. Cook. Believing, as I do, that American instutitions are of more consequence than the wealth or power of the country; and believing that the preservation and development of these institutions have been, are, and will continue to be under the leadership of the legal profession; and believing also that the future of American depends largely on that profession; and believing that the character of the law schools determines the character of the legal profession, I wish to aid in enlarging the scope and improving the standards of the law schools by aiding the one from which I graduates, namely, the Law School of the University of Michigan.


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