A scantily-clad Portia took an unofficial but provocative place yesterday in the Law School picture gallery of distinguished jurists which adorns the walls of Langdell classrooms. One professor, the dean, and the entire student body, by the day's end, were admiring the work of the anonymous creator.
One of the older, more austere portraits had originally been taken down for refurbishing, leaving an empty frame. At the opening of Professor Milton Katz's class yesterday morning it was well-filled again with a seductive blonde, posed in the traditional posture of judicial reflection, with the black robes parted to reveal what was underneath to the best advantage.
Dean Irwin N. Griswold, next to occupy the podium, joined in recognition of the expertly executed place, and only regretted that he "had to have his back to it" most of the time. This respect for art did not prevent the Dean from ordering its removal by the end of the fourth lecture in the classroom.