The Law: Ten Teachers Who Shape the Future

British philosopher Edmund Burke once said that the study of law "renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defense, full of resources." In the U.S., 30,000 students per year now graduate from the nation's 164 accredited law schools, and many go on to become powerful influences in government and business as well as law. If they carry with them the virtues that Burke commended, it is largely due to the men and women who have taught them. Some such figures are already legends—Paul Freund of Harvard, for example, or Philip...

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