New Exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"


The University of Connecticut School of Law will be holding an opening reception of “Woof,Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books",  a traveling exhibit curated by writer, filmmaker, and Rutgers Professor of Law Mark S. Weiner. 

A herd of bookish animals ran away from their forests, farms, and prairies, and took up residence in the Yale Law Library’s rare book collection! Narrated from the perspectives of animals themselves and aimed at animal lovers of all ages, this charasmatic exhibit will be on display at the UConn Law Library beginning March 30th through August 1st, 2019.   Come and meet them and read their stories-- told in their own words-- and learn about the assorted creatures, great and small, who roam the pages of legal literature.  

Twenty books from around the world will be on display, more than half of them printed before the nineteenth century and the earliest published in 1529.  They feature illustrations of a wide variety of animals that visitors may be surprised to find in the pages of serious legal literature.  

An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Shirley Bysiewicz ReadingRoom, 3rd Floor, Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, 39 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT  06105-2290.  The event is open to all.  RSVP at

Wolf v. Pig

West Group’s Wolf v. Pig: Superior Court of Appeals, no. 93-Ani-1, January 1, 1999. Eagan, MN: West Group, [1999]



Maryanne Daly-Doran
Digital Services Reference Librarian,UConn Law