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Arthur's Words, 94 YALE L.J. 1848 (1985)


When Arthur Leff died, it was only the more acute pain of personal
grief that dimmed for me the immense institutional and intellectual loss
that we all had suffered. We were not to have the books and articles
which would have followed upon Law and and Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural
Law. Any one who has known the acute, biting, yet gentle spirit
of mockery that pervaded Arthur's later work can appreciate what we
have been denied. We knew, however, that the major project that Arthur
had begun at the time of his illness was a law dictionary. Many of us had
been treated at one time or another to a recitation of some finely crafted
definition that Arthur was preparing. Yet, at the time of his death no one
except Susan Leff had glimpsed more than a handful of the many hundreds
of entries that Arthur had finished.

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