The Law: Durk's Gospel

IN the past eight months, hundreds of students at Ivy League colleges have listened raptly to the unlikeliest of campus recruiters: a cop. New York City Police Sergeant David Durk, 35, comes on in a button-down shirt, loafers and blunt idealism. "If the thought of seeing a problem on the street and doing something about it appeals to you," he told Harvard undergraduates recently, "become a cop." Surprisingly large numbers of students seem eager to try changing the world in blue uniforms. Most of Durk's recruits are headed for Washington, but scores of others have signed up to take exams in...

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