–From Erin McCaughey, Florida Coastal School of Law, Date of event: Fall 2004
Our Torts casebook (the well-known Prosser, Wade book) was livened up by photographs of certain important judges and other characters involved in the famous cases.
One prominent photo was of the great Judge Learned Hand, appearing in the middle of his opinion in U.S. v. Carroll Towing, right alongside his famous cost/benefit analysis for negligence cases.
The most prominent part of the photo was that Judge Hand had eyebrow hair that looked about 3 inches long. Not only was it long, it was incredibly thick.
One day in class, the professor asked a student, “What do we remember about Judge Learned Hand?”
“Eyebrows,” the student replied.
The class erupted with laughter, and the professor couldn’t help himself either.