November 26, 2002

EUGENE ROSTOW, one of my old law professors, is dead. He was one of my “old” law professors even when I had him, and had to take off part of a semester for a heart attack. But he was an excellent teacher, and encouraged me to publish the paper I wrote for his class, thus starting me on an academic career even though I don’t think he agreed with the paper’s conclusions. And his 1945 article, The Japanese-American Cases: A Disaster, is a classic.