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Iustitiam Servaverunt: Celebrating Judges

Iustitiam Servaverunt, which means “in the service of justice,” is an artistic tribute to Chicago-Kent College of Law’s century-old tradition of educating judges and in honor of law school alumni who have served on state and federal courts.

Nicknamed the "Judges Wall," Iustitiam Servaverunt is a 11' x 24' stainless steel sculpture created by Midwest sculptor Lauren Gray that has been on permanent display in the west lobby of the law school at 565 West Adams Street in Chicago since September 2006.

The work contains quotes on law and justice from a variety of historical and legal figures, and 68 translations of “truth,” “justice,” “liberty” and “rule of law” in 31 languages, including Sanskrit, Yoruba, Ojibway, Braille and American Sign Language.

Smaller sections of the sculpture include quotes from historic and legal figures such as Socrates, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and U.S. Supreme Court justices Benjamin Cardozo, Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall. Jurist and legal scholar Chancellor James Kent, for whom the law school is named, also is quoted, as are alumni Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 and Ilana Diamond Rovner '66.

Iustitiam Servaverunt also bears the names of more than 200 Chicago-Kent alumni who have become judges. Additional names will be etched onto panels as subsequent Chicago-Kent alumni become judges and as the names of more alumni judges from the school’s early history become known.

Please click here to view the names of the judges on the wall.

If you are a judge and an alumnus/a of Chicago-Kent and your name is not displayed on the wall, please contact Tara Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations, at or (312) 906-5240.



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