Lawyers: Prodigious Professor

Not long ago, U=S. law schools were dominated by aging scholars, experts in the traditional legalisms of writs, torts, contracts and real property. The civil rights revolution has helped to change all that. Led largely by lawyers, it has spawned a new breed of young law professors— awesome activists in the courtroom as well as the classroom.

None is more awesome or more activist than Anthony G. Amsterdam of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania.

Tony Amsterdam is 30. Toiling 20 hours a day, he spends 40% of his time teaching criminal law at Penn, most of the rest traveling around...

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