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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - General Assembly honors Professor Lawrence Jegen III

The Indiana Senate and House this week adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 37 honoring Professor Lawrence Jegen III.

Prof. Jegen was my all-time favorite professor. Just a great teacher who totally put his heart into it.

I had Larry Jegen for Income Tax and then Estate Tax early on in his career, in I think 1967, when he would have been teaching about five years.

This was back when there were one or maybe two women in any law school classroom. Prof. Jegen always paid particular attention to me and to Ms. Rucker, we were called on frequently. As a result of that and his skill in preparing and presenting the materials, I learned a lot.

In 1970 John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s novel, The Paper Chase, came out, and we all recognized "Professor Charles Kingsfield, the brilliant, demanding contracts instructor whom Hart both idolizes and finds incredibly intimidating." (h/t Wikipedia)

More than a decade after my classes with Prof. Jegen, when my brother-in-law was in the same class, Mike told me that a number of them used this great set of notes for Jegen's class. When I saw them, I recognized them as my own, although the raggedy, much-xeroxed, and by then incomplete copies did not have the benefit of my original color coding. I wish I'd kept a set!

Professor Jegen, you likely don't read the Indiana Law Blog, but if you do, many thanks from one grateful student!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 11, 2014 05:06 PM
Posted to Indiana Law