Roscoe Pound

Seminarium Botanicum (Sem. Bot) group portrait

Roscoe Pound seated in middle of group portrait of the Botanical Seminar, Hayden Studio, 1891.

Among the many alumni is Roscoe Pound, brother to both Olivia and Louise Pound. He completed his schooling prior to age 20 and got a job right out of school. Though he studied Botany, he also dabbled in Roman law in his graduate program from 1896 to 1897. His studies show that learning Greek and Latin is useful when needing to understand scientific and legal terms. Later, while serving in Harvard Law School, Pound wrote "The Humanities in an Abolutist World," The Classical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Number 1, October 1943.