Concept bested court and controversy as a clever diorama created by the Ross-Blakley Law Library staff captured the top prize in the ABA's first Peeps in Law gallery competition.
With 1,685 of 3,122 votes cast, the librarian's 1L Peeps Study Group took first place in the contest, which drew 45 entries from across the country and throughout the legal profession. Second place went to The Supeep Court (975 votes), followed by the Minnesota U.S. Senate Trial Peeps (462 votes).
The 1L Peeps Study Group was popular because it offered a bittersweet blast from the past for law students past and present who have spent long, stressful nights cramming for finals in the library, said lead Peepist Sara Lipich. A wise law librarian presides over a table of four overly relaxed Peeps, including a chick and three guys, one in meltdown mode. Their table is littered with soda cans and junk food and, oh yeah, law books and laptops.