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People use the word “legend” indiscriminately, but it applies to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, who fought against discrimination and left an indelible imprint at Penn Law and on the entire country. Higginbotham was Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, adjunct faculty member and chair of Penn Law’s Board of Overseers. To commemorate his achievements, Penn Law has hung a portrait of Higginbotham at the top of the stairs in the Great Hall, near Law School founder, James Wilson. The portrait, unveiled at the Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference, was a gift to the school from Robert Potamkin L’70, who was a law clerk for Judge Higginbotham.