Academic journal article Case Western Reserve Law Review

Morris Shanker

Academic journal article Case Western Reserve Law Review

Morris Shanker

Article excerpt

How appropriate to honor Morris G. (Morry) Shanker by dedicating an issue of the Case Western Reserve Law Review to him! Morry has devoted the substantial part of his professional career (forty-nine years!) to our law school, and the school is much the better for his continued presence.

Morry has literally lived a life in the law. After receiving his M.B.A. and J.D. from The University of Michigan, he practiced for nearly a decade, specializing in bankruptcy and commercial law. With that experience, Morry joined our faculty, and he has devoted the nearly half century since to scholarship, to our students, and to his faculty colleagues. But to focus just on his longevity would understate the character and quality of his manifold contributions: his prestigious scholarship is still being cited by courts across the country, including the Ohio Supreme Court just last year (1); as a teacher, he has been a demanding but highly respected and sought after mentor to generations of students; he has served as a Visiting Professor at a variety of prestigious schools in the U.S. and abroad; he has done enormous service to the University and our law school as a member of the Faculty Senate, as chair of many faculty and University Committees, and even as Acting Dean for a year in the early 1970's; he has served the profession as well, as a member of the Advisory Committee to the U. …

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