Harvard Law Article Asks “How Would Mr. Bass Do This?”

October 24, 2016
Harvard Law Bulletin

Harvard Law Bulletin, the publication of Harvard Law School, recently profiled James Bass, Sr., who at 106 is the school’s oldest living graduate. Mr. Bass, a 1934 graduate of the law school, still comes to the office a few days each week and is described as the “ultimate Southern gentleman.” In the article, colleagues of Mr. Bass recall how his “penchant for preparedness” helped him become one of Nashville’s top trial attorneys. Jim Tate, a fellow member at the firm who was mentored by Mr. Bass, found himself asking “How would Mr. Bass do this?” as he prepared for court.

The full article, “Collegial Counselor,” was published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Harvard Law Bulletin and is available online.