Teacher. Mentor. Colleague. Friend.
I have been fortunate to know a small handful of people who have filled two or three of these roles. In each case, it was a person whose connection transcended the personal and professional. I have known only one person, though, who has filled all four roles—Professor Linda Eads. And this is significant because, as baseball and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson wrote, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” I am honored to share my reflections on Linda’s special impact on a life that is better for having known her.
Paul E. McGreal, Tribute to Professor Linda Eads, 72 SMU L. Rev. 553 (2019).