April 27 – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Today I pay tribute to Noble W. Lee and three other lawyers who were among the few members of the bar who appreciated the importance of the Illinois Constitution … their influence on Illinois constitutional law and practice has been incalculable.
Perhaps Dean Lee’s greatest contribution was his influence on his students. Because every graduate had to study the Illinois Constitution, it is not surprising that several graduates of John Marshall were members of the sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1969-1970. During my only conversation with Dean Lee about the Illinois Constitution, I was amazed that he could rattle off the names of cases and statutes from years past.