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  • Harold  See
  • Harold See

  • ESU Grad Practices What He Teaches

  • Can an Emporia State graduate go on to practice law in Chicago, become a state Supreme Court justice, teach law at a major state university and begin a law school at another one?

    Absolutely. Just ask Judge Harold See, an ESU Distinguished Alumnus, who filled all these roles and credits his Emporia State University education with helping him achieve these life goals.

    “You never command a subject so well as when you are expected to teach it to others," he explains. "Our ESU professors taught us to truly understand the subject, not just to know some material. That critical and thorough analysis has been invaluable to my career practicing, teaching and applying the law.”

    While teaching law at a university, See became concerned about the state of Alabama’s Supreme Court. “My father told me that if you’re going to complain about something, you better be willing to do something about it,” he says.

    He did. He ran for Alabama Supreme Court justice and was elected. He served two six-year terms on that court and then retired.

    Apparently that wasn't enough. Today, See is helping to establish a new law school at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.