September 07, 2010


Victor Davis Hanson reflects on forty years in the academy, via Hot Air. My impression of the law school faculty who taught Robbo and me could be summarized as great students in their day, who worked on the law review of whatever school they attended, and managed to get prestigious appellate clerkships after graduation. Some went stratight into teaching thereafter and others, only after a short stop at a top law firm where they we not there long enough to try a case to a jury by themselves. Once they made it to teaching, they worked diligently publishing articles that were read only by other law professors. I recall one property professor whose specialty seemed to be the obscure area of the law dealing with shopping centers and who became downright zealous about defending faculty parking privilege when I parked in a forbidden spot in a snowstorm (there were plenty of faculty spots left BTW). Don't get me wrong, I would still attend the alma mater if I had to do it all over again but at this stage of my life, I am convinced the best teachers I ever had were the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who ran St. Pius X School in Norfolk when I was growing up.

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