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Lawyers and Poetry
Saul Touster is professor emeritus of American Studies and Legal Studies and retired director of the Legal Studies Program at Brandeis University where he founded the Humanities and the Professions Program in 1981. The Humanities and the Professions Program developed seminars on law and literature for judges to share and reflect on ethical issues they had confronted (or failed to confront) in their careers. The program, widely acclaimed, was expanded over the years to include judicial educators, teachers, lawyers, doctors, public officials, and leaders in the fields of business and health care.
Touster obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1946, and his J.D. from Harvard in 1948. After law school, he practiced law in New York City, and in 1955 joined the faculty at SUNY-Buffalo School of Law as a professor of law. After several years of university administration, he joined the Brandeis faculty in 1979 to direct the university’s undergraduate education in law. In 1982 he was named the Joseph M. Proskauer Professor in Law and Social Welfare in the Brandeis Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.
Saul Touster, Still Lives and Other Lives (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1966)
Saul Touster Papers