Education: Extraordinary Yank

In 20 years, Oxford University has come to depend on the solid talents of Professor Arthur Lehman Goodhart. He is a tall, burly man who dresses with a barrister's sobriety (striped pants and black coat) and has a knack for making the most complex legal principle seem simple. When he emerges from his rooms at "Univ" (University College) and strides briskly down "The High" to his lecture hall, a capacity crowd of students is always there to hear him.

In one sense, it is strange that it should be so: Arthur Goodhart is a U.S. citizen, who had every possible reason for...

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