The Law: Stanford's Dean Steps Down

At the age of 47, Dean Bayless Manning of the Stanford University Law School has decided that "it's time for a younger man to take over." The dean's extraordinary sense of obsolescence is no surprise to those who have followed his meteoric career. Manning raced through Yale College in two years at the head of his class, then mastered Japanese and became an Army cryptanalyst who helped break enemy codes during World War II. Later he graduated from the Yale Law School with highest honors, became a Yale law professor at the age of 33, and served as special assistant to...

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