Last week, Anthony Zito died. He served as a professor of law for over twenty years at my alma mater. Although I never took one of his courses, he had a profound impact on my education. Upon arriving at Marshall, he championed a vigorous core curriculum mandating a minimum of four semesters of legal writing, whereas most law schools required only one. I spent two years refining the art of written analysis and persuasion; it has served me well in my profession. As a result of his lobbying, Marshall currently ranks sixth in the nation in this indispensible skill and I am a better advocate. Thank you, Professor Zito.