Education: The Great Climb

At the College of William and Mary in Virginia, the guests included Chief Justice Earl Warren and his British counterpart, Lord Chief Justice Goddard. Members of the Virginia judiciary were there, as well as such celebrities as Arthur Lehman Goodhart, master of University College, Oxford, and Judge Harold Medina. The notables had come to honor three great jurists: Sir William Blackstone, John Marshall, and George Wythe, who 175 years ago was appointed by William and Mary to the first chair of law in the U.S. But though the tributes to these three were the purpose of the ceremony, the center of...

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