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February 07, 2007


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Orin Kerr

Wonderful tribute, Lior.

Tom Ginsburg


It was wonderful to read your tribute; I felt I was reading about my own my experience with Nelson as well. I was in Nelson's Freshman seminar in 1984 and also took grad seminars with him in the 1990s. He always remained a source of tough and big-hearted personal and professional advice. A giant of the discipline and American academia is gone. His death reminds me that in the midst of all the pressures we face, we academics should strive to provide the kind of mentoring that he did.

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