The University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, now has an academic mace which expresses the history, ideals, and goals of the college. What is particularly interesting is that the college did not pay for this mace, but funds for the mace were donated to the college by the Hastings Class of 2005.
When UCH decided that the college should have an academic mace, someone Googled "academic mace" and found, among others, my web site which has the article Academic Mace Completed for Patrick Henry College. So in July 2005, the Director of the Foundation at UCH contact me by e-mail, telling me they had seen the one for Patrick Henry College on my web site and asking initially about the cost of such an item as they wished to develop a budget line to accommodate such a purchase. We exchanged several messages and then I didn't hear from them for two months and assumed they had found what they wanted elsewhere. In September 2005, another UCH representative contacted me to say they had chosen me to make the mace for UCH. Then followed several months of e-mail exchange about the goals and ideals of the college, which I worked into a full-size design for a mace. With their approval of the design, the project was officially under way.
(Image "UC Hastings Medallion" not found) Finally, a close-up view of the medallion embedded in the ball of the mace shows what I consider to be the bottom line, the Scales of Justice, that traditional symbol which is always associated with the legal profession and our judicial system. UCH is a law school, and both this medallion and this mace clearly reflect images of that profession. You may learn more about UCH at [UC Hastings.