The Common Law, 2004
76 x 92 cm, oil on canvas
While studying in Athens, GA as a student at the University of Georgia School of Law, William Elliott Stiles Jr. (J.D. 2006) created and donated what would become his first piece in the school's collection titled "The
Common Law." This painting reflects relevant case law, theories, ideas and history examined during his first semester as a law student.
Stiles, who specializes in commercial vehicle litigation in Atlanta, began painting while in high school and has said that this creative activity was a much needed stress reliever during his time as a law student.
This work is currently on display in the Alton Hosch Law Library Annex, on the second floor.