Professor Cheatham taught far more than legal rules. By imparting to his students a sense of his commitment to achieving excellence through self-education, he indeed prepared them well. Of course, the ideas and insights which he afforded them will continue to guide all students of the law. To those who follow to the classroom he now leaves behind, we offer on his behalf a thought which, more than any other, calls to mind both his teachings and the way he lives: "The great lawyer has always been a great teacher and his best pupil is himself."'
John J.A. Hossenloop and William B. Reynolds,
Professor Elliott E. Cheatham,
22 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol22/iss1/8