I appreciate this opportunity to recall the most Honorable Shirley Mount Hufstedler, a woman whose bright mind was well matched by her caring heart. Shirley Hufstedler had several careers in or involving the law—skilled practitioner, sage judge at trial and on appeal, fine teacher, perceptive scholar, and innovative member of the President’s cabinet at the birth of a new department. In each of these roles, her performance sparkled with intelligence and humanity. She was the best among lawyers and judges, the most dedicated, the least self-regarding. The example she set inspired other women, legions of them, to aspire to, and achieve, satisfying lives in the law.