–From Jonathon Harwood, St. John’s University School of Law, Date of event: circa 1985
In the mid-1980s at the St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica Estates, New York, Dean Fagen was our Torts I professor. He was one of those classic imposing law professor figures whose authority was never challenged. If there was ever any doubt about who was in charge, it was put to rest the day someone questioned him about a difference between his lecture and something in the legendary “Prosser On Torts” hornbook.
“Prosser’s dead,” Dean Fagen said, “Listen to me.”