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Circuit Court Judge, United State Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

Honorary Doctor of Laws



Since graduating from law school in 1965, you have had an outstanding legal career, filling many roles: Law Professor, Practitioner, author, Arbitrator and, now Judge. As a member of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, you still practice law in the truest sense: Interpreting the principles set down in writing by other Judges and other Courts throughout the years, then applying those principles to the immediate questions and problems set before you. Through your work in the field of Labor Law, you have had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. You have also made important contributions in the area of law pertaining to Educational Institutions. You have shared your expertise in these two fields both with professional educators and with students in classrooms at three of this country's leading law schools: The University of Michigan, Harvard, and Duke, as well as abroad. As the co-author of four books and numerous articles, you have set down new arguments for others to study, learn from and analyze, recording your own storehouse of knowledge for posterity. Your keen intelligence was recognized as far back as law school, when you served as assistant editor of the University of Michigan Law Review and were elected to the Order of the COIF, the National Legal Honorary Society. Since then, accolades have continued to come from your undergraduate alma mater, Cornell; from the Society of American Law Teachers, from the American Lawyer, and from St. Lawrence University. It is particularly appropriate that you be honored by this university, located in a city and state where some of your most astute work as an educator and arbitrator has taken place. It is therefore with great pleasure that we confer upon you the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Commencement, University of Detroit, School of Law, May 13, 1984.

University of Detroit

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