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evan Lee inTerPerSonal coUnSel for this award-winning professor, it’s the human element that keeps the legal field so engaging. T Professor evan lee trav- personal relationships hasThat melding of law and Hastingschis summer, U eled to Washington, d.c., for kept lee engaged in his the 15th year in a row to pro- profession for the past 23 vide on-air analysis of U.S. years. The Yale-educated Supreme court cases for a academic is genuinely television program called fascinated by the law, Supreme Court Term in which comes across in his Review. The show, produced energetic and animated by the federal Judicial teaching of criminal law and center, demands extensive federal courts classes at Uc advice corner says lee. Yet he loves every sonal attention to students-Hastings. Yet it’s the perpreparation and pays little, what advice would you give to minute of it. that has contributed most attorneys preparing to argue Before “interacting with my to lee’s numerous awards, a federal judge? fellow panelists is truly including outstanding stimulating,” lee says of faculty Member of the Year, if the judge is leaning your way, just look confident his colleagues dean erwin Professor of the Year, and and hammer home the same points you made in chemerinsky of Uc irvine the rutter Group award for your briefs. if the judge is leaning the other way, the best you can do is plant a big seed of doubt School of law, laurie excellence in Teaching. levenson of loyola law “The most fun i ever have and get the judge to take it under advisement. School, and Suzanna Sherry as a law professor is with a hopefully, opposing counsel will say something inadvisable, and then you go on the offensive. of vanderbilt University law single student in my office, most important, when the judge finally rules in your School. “These are some of talking about everything: the most impressive legal law, courts, society, politics, favor, throw your papers into your briefcase and run scholars in the nation. and i philosophy. There’s nothing out of the courtroom. thoroughly enjoy all the peo- i do that’s more gratifying ple who work at the federal than that,” he says. Judicial center. really, every- lee also is passionate one looks forward to it.” about helping his students Uc HaSTinGS 35


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