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As a first year law student at Yale in 1926 my torts course was taught by two men: "Red Mike" Thurston had the first half, Leon Green the second. Each was thoroughly competent in his own way, but the ways were diametrically opposed. Thurston was a very precise black letter law man. Leon was then, as I recall it, writing his Rationale of Proximate Cause, with its profound insights clothed in deceptively simple language. He taught and argued like that, expressing ideas that were often startling in such a homely and plausible fashion that his opponent would be put on the defensive to justify a generally accepted stand.

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To Leon Green, 56 Tex. L. Rev. 535 (1978)

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