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H.L.A. Hart has rightly been recognized as the outstanding contemporary figure in Anglo-American jurisprudence. His deep insight, penetrating analysis, lucid and graceful expression, and wise judgment have illumined every subject to which he has put his hand, and all who are interested in the philosophy of law have been affected by his work. It is a special privilege for me to participate in this issue devoted to publication of his Sibley lecture, because I am one of those who have been fortunate enough to have studied under him. My early efforts were exposed to his searching, but always tactful and patient, criticisms in a tutorial setting; and this intimate exposure to his mind and personality has deeply influenced my understanding of that elusive subject, jurisprudence.


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