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And so it seems here in Barbados.

I've plunged from the minarets of Bahrain to the melifluous chirping outside the paradisical villas of B-dos. Here, conversations with colleagues on the law faculty of the University of the West Indies have illuminated the commonalities between various systems of law--U.S., U.K., and Caribbean.

A line from the Ethics of the Fathers, a Jewish rabbinic text, says: "Rabbi Tarfon would say: The day is short, the work is much, the workers are lazy, the reward is great, and the Master is pressing." (2:15)

Here the landsscape is lush, the sun hot, the ocean inviting, the cinder block uniform, and the same tools and concepts being iterated in a Barbados classroom to LLB students harken to those taught by counterparts in U.S. law schools. The law is a universal language, being translated across nations and cultures.

Barbados has a nature preserve among its many national treasures. So that
on this visit, in addition to seeing UWI's Cave Hill campus, I have made friends in high places. monkey.jpg

As Rabbi Tarfon famously said: "It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you free to exempt yourself from it."

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