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The University of Chicago Law School Record

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Abstract

At Brown University's Graduate School Convocation, Professor Kalven remembers what he calls the one good convocation speech of the twentieth century, that of Robert Maynard Hutchins in 1935, when Mr. Hutchinson was president of the University of Chicago. Professor Kalven then touches on student unrest, acknowledging the student right to protest but advocating for the university not as a place of social conscience but as a place for academic learning. The university should be perceived as a friend to the protestors, rather than as the rather bewildered enemy, protested against for the sake only of protest.

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