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Dean of Yale Law School Presents an Essay on NPR's "This I Believe"


Harold Hongju Koh, the Dean of Yale Law School, was the featured essayist on the NPR program "This I Believe," on Monday, February 13.

Read or listen to his essay on the NPR website.

The NPR weekly series, which is a feature of "Morning Edition," provides famous and everyday Americans a forum to present their core values and beliefs in a personal essay.

Koh, who is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale, was the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Clinton Administration.

"This I Believe" is based on the successful 1950s program by Edward R. Murrow. The new rendition, which had its debut in April 2005, has already become extremely popular, with more than 10,000 submissions. John McCain, Errol Morris, Gloria Steinem, Bill Gates, and Colin Powell are among the prominent Americans who have presented their essays on the program, which is heard by nearly two million people.