I wrote about the passing of Judge Robert Keeton, an outstanding scholar, teacher and jurist in this post recently. I just found out about this fine tribute to him on the University of Texas website, and thought you might like to read more about him. As you may or may not know, he was the younger brother of W. Page Keeton of Prosser and Keeton on Torts renown, and was himself involved with revisions to the book.
UPDATE: After I wrote this post, I was doing some thinking and reading about mentor programs in law firms — specifically why they so seldom work — and was reminded of a question someone asked me once: what’s the primary characteristic of a good teacher? The answer: a good teacher is primarily a student himself. One who is always looking for more answers, and better answers, knows the questions you will ask, because he has already asked them of himself. From what I hear and read, Judge Keeton certainly fits that description.