Dan Bowling

Oral History Project

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Dan Bowling

Class of 1980

"I was lucky. Class of '80, we had a lot of friendly, out-going, extroverted, fun loving people."
Dan Bowling recalls first impressions upon arriving at Duke Law.
 

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Class of 1980

  • Bill Brown
    "The camaraderie that you build up going to law school here is just phenomenal."
  • Bill Brown
    "It was sort of a change your life, set of really random circumstances."
  • Bill Brown
    "As he turned around to go the other direction, you could see all the chalk rubbed off on his jacket."
  • Bill Brown
    "Back then professors didn't get reviewed."
  • Bill Brown
    "Elvis died, and I didn't know it... for two weeks."
  • Dan Bowling
    "[A civil-rights era lawyer was] a bit of a hero, to those of us in the South, at the time, for some of the things they did."
  • Dan Bowling
    "I really felt an affinity for Professor Robinson, as you could see him trying to feel his way in this heavy duty academic environment."
  • Dan Bowling
    "I really felt an affinity for Professor Robinson, as you could see him trying to feel his way in this heavy duty academic environment."
  • Dan Bowling
    "We liked to get out of the library."
  • Bill Brown
    "They opened up the library doors and they removed them from their hinges."