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The Yale Law School is a special institution. Many have made that claim and many have sought to define what makes it special. To my mind, the specialness of the Yale Law School could be understood in terms of its relationship to Arthur Leff. That specialness is revealed by the capacity of Yale to attract so remarkable and unique an intelligence as Arthur Leff; by the ability and willingness of Yale to sustain and nurture those talents of his that were truly original; and by the capacity of Yale to evoke in the dedicated and busy scholar, not just service and loyalty, but also a deep affection. Arthur Leff returned Yale's regard for him with a light-hearted, cheerful and loving devotion. He was an extraordinary citizen.

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