|Professor Kingsfield of "The Paper Chase"|
Robert J. Lynn. When I joined the Ohio State law faculty in 1976, I became very fond of one of the older professors, the wonderful Robert J. Lynn. Bob was laidback, soft-spoken, and quick of wit, with a very dry sense of humor. He had wonderful instincts for what would work and what would not, and, in faculty meetings, if things suddenly came to a vote and I hadn't been paying attention to the minutia of the issue at hand, I would just wait to see how Bob voted, and then go along with him. I hated faculty meetings (see "Related Posts" below), and so did he. He would sometimes joke about a mythical school called the "Robert J. Lynn Fascist Law School" where there were no faculty meetings, and all law school administrative issues were decided by a benevolent dictator named Robert J. Lynn. "Sign me right up," I told him on learning of this forward-thinking institution.
|Donald Weidner today|
|Donald Weidner in 1968|
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