Law Day

Hey there again. Happy Law Day. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I haven’t forgotten me olde mateys in the legal profession. I told Mrs Farrell to make me a deluxe ballcap featuring the Scales of Justice and I wanted a textured ballcap with gold detailing. Oh, and I wanted it in blue.

Isn’t she good to me? She’s done just that.  However….

Mrs Farrell made me not only one ballcap but two. They are both blue, one in a gorgeous denim and the other in blue french terry. Swoon! I love ya Mum.

Scales of Justice denim ballcap created exclusively for Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell aka Mom.
Scales of Justice denim ballcap created exclusively for Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell aka Mum.
Scales of Justice blue french terry ballcap created exclusively for Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell aka Mom.
Scales of Justice blue french terry ballcap created exclusively for Hattingdon® by ©Vivian Grant Farrell aka Mum.

Famous Legal People

There are loads and loads of famous people with law degrees but we found this list made by the Oxford Royale Academy an interesting group. They called their list 9 Famous and Influential People with Law Degrees.

John Cleese. Studied: Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Henri Matisse. Studied: Law at the University of Paris.

Barack Obama. Studied: Political Science at Columbia University, then Law at Harvard Law School.

Hillary Clinton. Studied: Political Science at Wellesley College, then Law at Yale Law School.

Washington Irving. Studied: Law with Judge Josiah Ogden Hoffman, in New York.

Mahatma Gandhi. Studied: Law at University College, London.

Nelson Mandela. Studied: Arts at the University of Fort Hare, then University of South Africa, then Law at the University of Witwatersrand.

Fidel Castro. Studied: Law at the University of Havana.

Across the pond in the U.S. they have their list too.

I like the one from 2013 put out by the National Constitution Center because it doesn’t have a bunch of celebrities on it or lawyers who married a famous actor. Like…what? Never mind.

From the article I picked, did you know…?

May 1 is Law Day, an event that honors “liberty, justice and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed” to the United States. Those were the words of President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958, when he issued a proclamation urging the legal profession and the media to promote and participate in the celebration. Congress added Law Day to the federal code three years later.

Here’s their list. It’s quite spectacular.

Alexander Hamilton

Aaron Burr

Abraham Lincoln

Gandhi

Clarence Darrow

Thurgood Marshall

Sandra Day O’Connor

Janet Reno

John Grisham

Nelson Mandela

Go here to learn why these people were selected. Did you notice some of these people made both lists? How cool is that?

Name

Oh, I just realized we haven’t named this ballcap design. Any suggestions? Let us know.

Signing Off

Now I am done blogging I am off to the Library and run a few important errands — like pick up snacks. Then I am snuggling into some fresh hay with a good book far from the madding crowd and all the Derby Festival stuff.

My hats are done, have been done for awhile. Can hardly wait for you to see them. So fabulous.

Byeeeeeeee me kiddos. Love you forever and ever.

Hattingdon® text black desyrel font.

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