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Letter from Daniel Meador to Ronald Sokol, Friday, October 14, 1983

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
CHARLOTTESVILLE – VIRGINIA – 22901
SCHOOL OF LAW
DANIEL J. MEADOR
JAMES MONROE PROFESSOR O F LAW
804/924- 3947

October 14, 1983

Mr. Ronald Sokol
Avocate Americain Conseil Juridique
13540 Puyrichard .
Aix-en-Provence
FRANCE

Dear Ron,

Many thanks for your recent letter. It was sent along to
me in – of all places, hold on to your hat – East Germany,
where I am spending the fall, with the mission of examining
legal education and the court system. Communication from here
is awkward, so I am dictating this onto tape and sending it
to my secretary in Charlottesville who in turn will type and
mail to you. Thus I must necessarily be brief.

First, many thanks for your comments on the Justice
Award. This was a genuine “bolt out of the blue” to me.
Second, I do hope you will keep in mind your idea of coming
to Charlottesville and will let me know well in advance. I
suggest that you plan to take in the Sokol colloquium one of
these years.

Jan and I get back to Charlottesville in early December.
In early January I go to West Point where I will be a visiting
law professor for the spring semester. To my knowledge, the
U.S. Military Academy has the only undergraduate law department
in any American college – certainly it is the largest. Every
cadet must take a year of law. Then there are a few electives;
my mission is to teach the elective in Constitutional Law.

There is much I could report on here. It is a skewed
world from our standpoint. I view myself as a vacuum cleaner,
attempting to suck up all available information, although
much of it is hard to get and is superficial. I hope to write
it all up one of these days.

This must do for now. I will try to write at greater length
after December. It was good to get news of you and all your
family and your activities. Many thanks again for writing.

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Meador

DJM:lp

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