October 11th, 2010 | Uncategorized

To the BatLaw School, Robin!

Yale Law School may be able to add Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, to its impressive list of alumni. On Page 16 of Detective Comics no. 439 (March 1974), a framed “Diploma of Law,” apparently conferred by the “Yale University of Gotham,” hangs from the wall of Batman’s study on the right side of the cartoon panel, according to the Yale Law Library’s Rare Books Blog.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is exhibiting “Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books.”

On display in the exhibit is a copy of Detective Comics no. 439 and an enlargement of the diploma. Judge for yourself.

[via ABA Journal]