Our senior lawyer, Lee Michaels, has been teaching trial practice at the Syracuse College of Law for decades. Many of Lee’s former students keep in touch with him well into their law careers. Lee continues to mentor many long after they have graduated. Recently, Lee got a letter from a student, Steve Kim, who took his class nine years ago. Here it is, abridged somewhat. We publish it with the Kim’s permission. At Michaels & Smolak, we are all proud of our senior trial lawyer’s achievements not only in the courtroom but in the classroom!
I was a student in your trial practice class nine-years ago. I write to you to thank you for teaching the single most impactful class of my entire career. Although I lost most of my law school notes, books, and outlines– I held on closely to my trial practice binder and always made sure I knew where it was.