This papier-mâché sculpture, circa 1948, is one version of the UT law school’s mascot, the Peregrinus. During a course in equity in 1900 at UT School of Law, a professor requested of a student a description of the Praetor Peregrinus, a Roman official who administered justice in disputes between foreigners and Roman citizens. The student, caught unaware, asked whether it was some kind of animal. Junior law student Russell Savage overheard the exchange and took the opportunity to draw the fictional animal on a nearby chalkboard. The Peregrinus has been embodied in many forms, including on banners and in wood and papier-mâché sculptures. It always features the tail of a fox (bushy, to sweep away technicalities), the eyes of an eagle (all-seeing in its quest for truth) and the head of a stork (with pointed beak to delve deep for facts) and is often capped with the Crown of Truth. At various times, the Peregrinus has sported work boots, boxing gloves and cowboy boots, and sometimes has bare claws exposed (all showing its willingness to fight for justice). The artwork is from the collection at the Tarlton Law Library.