Tamar Frankel (95) is a long-time professor at the Boston University School of Law. (She retired from the faculty two years ago but continues to teach as an adjunct professor.) Frankel was a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission (1995–1997) and at the Brookings Institution (1987). She has taught and lectured at Oxford University, Tokyo University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School.
Born in British Mandatory Palestine, she enlisted n the Palmach, a Jewish paramilitary force, at age 14. Much later, Professor Frankel worked as an attorney in the legal department of the Israeli Air Force, an assistant attorney general for Israel’s Ministry of Justice and the legal advisor of the State of Israel Bonds Organization in Europe.
Quote: “You can fill the Library of Congress with rules and it won’t change a thing. People are inventive and Americans, in particular, are entrepreneurial and creative. There’s always a way around the rules.” ||| “There are two ways you can react to not knowing: one is to feel afraid of your ignorance, the other is to be consumed by the desire to understand. I felt almost drunk with how much I could learn.”
Sources: bu.edu/law (introduction), quotehd.com, WSJ.com (quotations)
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