[The following remarks of Professor Campbell, at the close of his series of Law Lectures for the present year, having been unanimously requested by the class for publication, were kindly furnished by him. Being extempore, and prompted solely by the feelings and emotions of the hour, it is the wish of those who heard those words of counsel and farewell to publish them, verbatim, as delivered.] ....
"....But among our thoughts the question will arise, To what end have we been spending this long period in searching out and studying the principles of the law? ... Why then have you given your diligent attention so long as so carefully?
"It is because you are to go forth to serve and defend the public, as ministers of the law...."
Campbell, James V. "Closing Remarks of Prof J.V. Campbell to the Graduating Class of the Law Department, March 21st, 1863". Ann Arbor: Published by the Class, 1863.