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For me, Harvey Goldschmid and Columbia are inextricably connected. I can't think of one without the other. Harvey discovered his passion for learning as a student at the college and the law school. Only five years after graduating, Harvey returned to Columbia to join our faculty, serving for four and a half decades. When we add this time to his time as a student, it's fifty-two years. That's over 70% of his life.

But Harvey's connection to Columbia was not just long; it was deep. I can't count the number of graduates over the years who've told me he was the finest teacher they ever had. I've heard this from students in the class of 1973, the class of 2014, and classes in between.



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