Law School dedicates
bust of alumnus Robert F. Kennedy
University's School of
Law dedicated a bust of Robert F. Kennedy, a 1951 law alumnus,
March 4 in Caplin Pavilion.
bust was donated by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for
Human Rights. Ethel Kennedy, widow of the former U.S. attorney
general, senator and presidential candidate, selected a quotation
from her late husband that will be inscribed on the base of the
bust. She and other members of the Kennedy family attended the
dedication. The ceremony was part of a student-run conference
to encourage public-interest law careers among students.
are honored to receive this memorial to one of our country's most
distinguished public servants, and one of the Law School's most
eminent graduates. It is fitting that its dedication comes as
a result of student initiatives, and during a conference on the
law and public service," said Law School Dean Robert E. Scott.
"We are grateful to the Kennedy family. Once permanently
installed in the Law School, Kennedy's bust will serve as a fitting
memorial to his life-long commitment to public service."
received his law degree from the U.Va. School of Law in 1951.
He served as U.S. attorney general and as a key presidential advisor
during the administration of his brother, John F. Kennedy, and
played a major role in shaping the era's important civil rights
served as U.S. senator from 1965 to 1968 and was assassinated
that year while campaigning for the presidential nomination.
inscription accompanying the plaque will read:
time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot
of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a
tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different
centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which
can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
-- Robert F. Kennedy, to the students at the University of Capetown,
South Africa, June 6, 1966