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A Theology of Justice: Some Reflections on Milner Ball’s Non-Religious Practice of Belief, 41 Georgia Law Review 945 (2007)


For the past twenty years, during the first weekend in March, law students, law teachers, and public interest lawyers have gathered in the snowy woods of rural New Hampshire for a public interest retreat. The annual event is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Robert Cover, a beloved law professor, brilliant legal scholar, and committed social activist who died in 1986 at the age of forty-two.

Robert Cover and Milner Ball were close friends and intellectual fellow travelers. They shared not only an academic interest in the inter-relationships between law, theology, and literature, but also a passionate commitment to the struggle for social justice, to which Bob felt, and Milner feels, called by Biblical stories.

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