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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:04 PM

NE Public Radio: When Warren Came To Harvard Law, The School Was In The Throes Of Change

...It was professor Andrew Kaufman who first suggested Harvard invite Warren to teach. At the time, she was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Kaufman had been invited by Warren to a conference, and she participated in a presentation he gave.

“Maybe blown away is too strong a term, but I was mightily impressed,” Kaufman says. “I said: ‘Are you free for dinner?’ I thought, this is a really impressive person. I wrote a note to our appointments committee.”

Warren was doing something unusual in legal scholarship. She was going to courthouses to look up the stories of actual people who had filed for bankruptcy. She had co-written a groundbreaking book on the subject.

Professor Charles Fried, who served on the appointments committee that proposed Warren for tenure, says Harvard really did not have a professor interested in personal bankruptcy.

“She was,” Fried remembers. “So that’s one reason she came to my attention.”

...At Harvard, Kaufman remembers teaching right after Warren in the same classroom.

“I went to one of her classes,” Kaufman recalls. “She ran a class like nobody else here. She called on people one after another, one after another, rapid fire, back and forth, for the whole period. If I had been a student in there, I would have been exhausted. Excited, but exhausted. You run into somebody like that once in a while.”

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:17 PM

1. A person who SINCERELY cares about working families getting ahead.

Not glamorous......but, she made it important to her students, to academia, and now to this country.

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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:43 AM

2. I found her impressive the first time

I saw her on Jon Stewart back in the day. I've admired her ever since. She's my pick.

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