Academic journal article Texas Law Review

Corwin Johnson: An Inspirational Teacher

Academic journal article Texas Law Review

Corwin Johnson: An Inspirational Teacher

Article excerpt

By the time we met Corwin Johnson on our first day of law school in August of 1972, he had already educated an entire generation of lawyers. From the time we graduated until his death last year, he would educate a generation more. That is quite a few lawyers to unleash on the poor, unsuspecting citizens of Texas and beyond; but perhaps, as a result of their exposure to this wonderful teacher, mentor, and gentleman, all of these lawyers were able to impart through their work a measure of the decency, humility, integrity, and humor that Corwin Johnson brought to his chosen profession and indelibly imprinted upon his students.

This spring, as our class gathered in Austin to mark the 30th anniversary of our graduation, we also had occasion to celebrate Corwin Johnson's life and to reflect on how much he had meant to all of us. We believe that we had a special kinship with him, a bond that drew us to him and him to us, and that had endured through the last 30 years. The anecdotes that were recounted at our reunion were rich in memories and meaning to us, but they would likely be lost in the retelling here; trust us, we tried. But the stories that caused our classmates to laugh out loud would barely register a smile among those who lacked the good fortune of seeing him in action. What is not lost, however, and what must be said, is what a strong impression this man left on so many of us. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.