Vanderbilt Law Review


Harry W. Jones

First Page



A championship fight professor of Procedure and Evidence must be jack of all legal trades as well as master of his own. The flow of classroom discussion in a good Evidence course does not respect the channels set by law school curriculum divisions. Professor Edmund M. Morgan, as fully as any law teacher of our time, embodies this ideal of the Compleat Lawyer. His students--and most of the leading scholars in his field proclaim themselves to be students of Eddie Morgan in one sense or another--have long been dazzled by the range of Professor Morgan's legal knowledge and by the extent to which he can participate, on a no-quarter-asked basis, in the technical discussions of specialists in legal areas other than his own. Professor Morgan's standing as one of legal education's few true"generalists" is due, in no small part, to his long experience as one of the great editors of American legal scholarship. No appreciation of Professor Morgan can be quite complete without some mention of his thirty-one years of critical and imaginative work as Directing Editor of the University Casebook Series.