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Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Law

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



With a remarkable career spanning more than six decades, you have established yourself as an outstanding leader in the legal profession. Your innovation and tireless dedication to legal education and scholarship have earned you worldwide recognition and high esteem. Your accomplishments as former Dean of the University of Detroit School of Law, former Professor at St. Louis University School of Law, and current Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Law reflect your talents as both excellent teacher and administrator. In your distinguished career, you have written countless briefs and argued successfully in numerous high-profile lawsuits involving the sale of corporate control. You have also been regularly called on as an expert witness in corporations and securities litigation. You are widely recognized by your colleagues for your groundbreaking ideas and theories. Utilizing your expertise, you have published numerous books and articles, including works on corporate control, bankruptcy reorganization and securities regulations. Active for many years as a legal consultant, you are also a founder and long-time member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Iowa's Journal of Corporation Law. As such, you have contributed greatly to professional knowledge of corporation law. Your impeccable ethical standards and exemplary wisdom are reflected in all aspects of your work. As the first Jesuit to accept a professorship at a state school, you have broken boundaries and created new academic opportunities for future generations. You have been a mentor to law students and attorneys who have gone on to become distinguished lawyers, judges, legislators and governors. Your exceptional professional abilities and enduring commitment to legal scholarship are an inspiration to us all. In recognition of your long-standing professional integrity and exceptional contributions to the legal profession, the University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to present you with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Commencement, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, May 14, 2000.

University of Detroit Mercy

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