By the time I graduated from SMU with my J.D., I had taken four classes with Professor Eads. She taught me Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility, which is to say that Professor Eads taught me how to be a lawyer. Professor Eads taught me that moral relativism may have its place, but not in law: “Some people deserve to be judged!” Professor Eads taught me so many things, but she did not teach me how to express how vital she was (and, I imagine, still will be) to SMU’s Dedman School of Law. Indeed, I procrastinated on this tribute until the last moment because I did not want to emotionally confront this task. That’s why lawyers need deadlines, I suppose!
Melinda Arbuckle, Tribute to Professor Linda Eads, 72 SMU L. Rev. 557 (2019).