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"This past summer a group of students gathered for a course taught by the Wake Forest University School of Law. The students and Professor Steve Nickles met at 5:30 p.m. several times a week.

The course was split into two separate courses — debtor-creditor law the first half of the summer; bankruptcy the second half.

As each class began, Nickles looked at the students’ faces. He could see each and every one. He could hear each distinct voice, observe each divergent expression. It was all so clear. Everything in focus. Total synchronicity.

As far as the location from where each student was taking the class, well, in most cases Nickles could only imagine."