Law School To Dedicate Bust Of Alumnus Robert F. Kennedy
25, 2000 -- The University of Virginia School of
Law will dedicate a bust of alumnus Robert F. Kennedy on Saturday,
dedication at 6:45 p.m. in Caplin Pavilion is part of a student-run
conference on Public Service and the Law to encourage public-interest
law careers among students. The ceremony is open to the public.
bust has been donated by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for
Human Rights. Mrs. Ethel Kennedy, widow of the former U.S. attorney
general, senator and presidential candidate, has selected a quotation
by Robert F. Kennedy that will be inscribed on the base of the bust.
Members of the Kennedy family will attend the dedication.
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 Dean Robert E. Scott. "We are grateful
to the Kennedy family. Once permanently installed in the law school,
it 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 adviser
during the administration of his brother John F. Kennedy and played
a major role in shaping the eras important civil rights legislation.
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 51, to the students at the University of
Capetown, South Africa,
Denise Forster, (804) 924-4678; Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856