The Beatitudes, Lawyers, and Bob Cochran

The Beatitudes, Lawyers, and Bob Cochran

Essay By: Amelia J. Uelman

47 PEPP. L. REV. 311 (2020)

Written on the occasion of a celebration of the work and scholarship of Bob Cochran, this reflection draws on his scholarship and also on his teaching and work to build vibrant communities of commitment, service, and scholarship at the intersection of religion, law, and professional life. Working with the text of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew, the essay highlights the value of how Bob Cochran has aimed not only to “do good,” but also to “be good” in a world and in a profession where it seems increasingly difficult to do so. His legacy offers a powerful inspiration to anyone who hopes to humanize legal education and the legal profession.

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