It was a delight to read Professor Meador’s nostalgic article on “Picket Fences and a Jealous Mistress.” The article reminded me of three key lessons for success in the law that I learned in Professor Meador’s class, first bell, first year: preparation, preparation, and preparation.
I do take significant issue, however, with one of Professor Meador’s suggestions. He says, “I have no illusion that what went on in my classes had much to do with their [the students’] accomplishments.” I know I speak for many of my classmates, who are now in our fourth decade of law practice, in confirming that Professor Meador did, indeed, have much to do with our accomplishments.
Daniel J. Hoffheimer ’76
In your fall issue on “Teaching the Virginia Way” you included a brief statement by my all-time hero Dan Meador. There could be no brighter star in that illustrious firmament of Virginia Law School. The life and contributions of this man are an inspiration to be celebrated.
Thomas M. Reavley LL.M. ’84