Thursday, October 12, 2006
UT's Tarlton Law Library, under the splendid leadership of Roy Mersky, has produced for a number of years "oral history" interviews with senior faculty. I was recently reading the delightful interview with Hans Baade, the eminent comparativist, who recounted his first meeting with torts icon Page Keeton, who was Dean at UT for 25 years (and who hired Baade). Professor Baade recalled:
Page and I met each other in the summer of 1954, at the University of North Carolina where I went to summer school. He was one of the summer school teachers and he was teaching a course called "Fraud and Mistake." I met him in the elevator and he stretched out his hand and said, "Hi, I'm Page Keeton. I'm teaching Fraud and Mistake, and that's a fraud by me to teach and a mistake by you to study."