It’s a tradition for attorneys to rub the feet of the bronze statue of Chief Justice John Marshall at the U.S. Supreme Court before going to argue before the court. This ritual supposedly brings good luck to the lawyers.
The alumni, parents and friends of the College did not need luck during their visit to the nation’s highest court on Feb. 26 for “Franklin & Marshall Celebrates John Marshall at the U.S. Supreme Court,” hosted by F&M’s Metro Washington DC Regional Chapter. They were guaranteed to be informed and entertained by a line-up that included welcoming remarks from Justice Samuel Alito and a panel discussion moderated by Grier Stephenson, F&M’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Government.
The panel featured three distinguished alumni: Stanley Brand, Esq., ’70, Susan Ringler, Esq., ’77 and Steven Ross ’73. The event, supported financially by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, drew more than 170 attendees.