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I recall vividly how, as a junior at Harvard College, I landed a coveted position on Professor Ogletree's office hours list. My ostensible purpose for taking an office hours slot away from a deserving law school student was to discuss the college seminar paper I was writing on the District of Columbia statehood movement. Although I did leave that meeting with several fruitful research leads, I was much more satisfied with achieving my true aim-to meet in person this man about whom I had heard so many wonderful things. The professor did not disappoint. As I sat in his office-the old office in Griswold, not the fancy new one in Hauser HallI soaked up tales of PDS trials and Supreme Court litigation, lessons on the ethical obligations of lawyers, and the story of a lawyer named Charles Hamilton Houston.



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