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I first met Harry Wellington in the fall of 1984, during his last few months as Dean of Yale Law School. I knew of his reputation, of course, as both a scholar and a dean, and from his photograph in the law school catalog, I knew him as the eternally sleek and handsome Harry he remains today. As a student, I had read and admired his foundational Harvard Law Review foreword with Alexander Bickel on the Lincoln Mills case. As a law clerk, I had consulted his classic legal process casebook on labor law. To prepare for our first meeting, during my train ride to New Haven, I pored over his penetrating analysis of Common Law Rules and Constitutional Double Standards. I realized that he had begun teaching the year I was born. By the time I reached his office door, I felt completely intimidated.

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