When I arrived as a student at the University of Virginia Law School in the fall of 1982, Professor Saul Levmore was already an institution, though he had joined the faculty there only two years earlier. On Friday, September 12, 1980, the student newspaper at the Law School, the Virginia Law Weekly, had run an article about the school’s newest faculty member. In honor of Dean Levmore stepping down this month to rejoin the faculty, after eight years of sterling service, I offer a short quiz based on that article to test your knowledge of the early career of our great Dean.
- What was the headline of the Virginia Law Weekly article about the newly arrived Saul Levmore?
A. "Young Professor is the Newest Economist on Faculty."
B. "Professor Levmore Loves Games, Puzzles, and Teaching."
C. "Wunderkind Levmore Supplies Demand for Didactic Dynamo."
- According to the article, how old was Levmore when he began teaching at Virginia?
- Which is the actual quotation in the article attributed to Levmore?
A. "I guess I just like economics a lot, more than grabbing a microscope and looking at amoebae."
B. "I guess I just like schools a lot, more than going to Utah and working on a commune."
C. "I guess I just like puzzles a lot, more than sitting in front of the tube and watching five,nine, or eleven men toss a ball."
- According to the article, what job did Levmore hold when earning his Ph.D. in economics at Yale?
A. Administrative dean of a residential college.
B. Chess and economics tutor.
C. Pizza deliveryman.
- According to the article, Saul Levmore’s middle name is which of the following?