"Lessons from a Life in the Law" discusses two lessons: that law and community moral standards must match; and the beliefs, customs, and practices of a multicultural society must be accommodated in a single legal system. The article on "Finance, Property, and Business Litigation in a Changing World" considers how the law should respond to the changing realities of the transnational business environment. It argues that the courts should, where possible, aim to achieve the harmonization of commercial law, while recognizing that this many not be possible where there are countervailing domestic imperatives and institutions other than the courts may be in a better position to balance the relevant considerations. "The Distinction between Questions of Fact and Law: A Question without Answer?" analyzes the issues that arise when a reviewing or appellate court is required to distinguish between a question of fact and a question of law. The author reviews the nature of the court's jurisdiction and explores the various stages of the decisionmaking process at which the issue arises. "The Human Sides of the Law" considers how judges inevitably and legitimately bring their personal values into their decisionmaking about the law. "Judicial Authority and Emotion Work" draws on empirical research to demonstrate judges' attitudes toward and experiences of emotion in their work. Notes accompany each article.