Emma Lazarus Takes On Bar Exam

Bar Exam

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

~ Emma Lazarus

The photo shows law students taking the Bar Exam in New York City.  While Emma Lazarus did not take the Bar Exam, this picture says it all.

The quote is from “The New Colossus”.  A sonnet writen by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) in 1883 and engraved on a bronze plaque that could be seen mounted on the lower level inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

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