Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

July 15, 2005

Congratulations, Professor Volokh!

Filed under: — Different River @ 6:57 pm

Long-time Blogger Eugene Volokh, has been awarded the Gary T. Schwartz Chair at the UCLA law school.

Prof. Volokh notes:

Regrettably, it turns out that there’s actually no physical chair involved, though maybe I could just rename my chair the Gary T. Schwartz Chair. Gary was a torts scholar, so perhaps that will decrease my chance of having accidents in the chair — or would it increase the chance?

Somehow this reminds me of the story of President William Howard Taft, who was offer a Chair of Law at Yale upon leaving office. He responded that “sofa of law” would be more in keeping with in proportions. (He weighed over 300 pounds for much of his life.)

He did accept the Chair, however, and was later appointed to the Supreme Court. I hear there is a chair available there as well. Perhaps Professor Volokh would prefer to change his chair for that one? ;-)

(Hat tip: Instapundit.)

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