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Congressman John F. Seiberling (1918-2008)

For those of you who may not be in the Akron area this summer or who may be traveling, I am sorry to report that John F. Seiberling, Congressman (1971-1987) and a member of our faculty after he retired from Congress, passed away on Saturday at the age of 89. Seiberling is remembered as the “conscience of Congress” and “one of America’s great conservationists.” -Richard L. Aynes


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The Washington Post
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Akron Beacon Journal

The Honorable
John F. Seiberling (1918-2008)

The David L. Brennan Chair of Law

The David L. Brennan Chair of Law was established in 1984. David L. Brennan is a partner in Amer Cunningham Brennan Company, one of Akron's leading law firms. He is also an entrepreneur. David and his wife, Ann, a 1982 graduate of the School of Law, are active in community affairs and strongly supportive of legal education. The endowment of the Brennan Chair creates a margin of excellence at the School of Law beyond that which public funds can provide.

The Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg

The inaugural holder of the Brennan Chair was the Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg, who taught a seven-week seminar in Selected Problems in Constitutional Law during Fall 1984. He presided over simulated presentations of cases then pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the presentations, students not only argued cases, but wrote opinions. In the final session the arguments were conducted before Goldberg and a panel that included six justices of the Ohio Supreme Court.

 

Holders of the David L. Brennen Endowed Chair of Law,
and Visitors and Research Fellows under its Auspices:
FALL 1993
Dr. Avgoust A. Roubanov
Head of the Sector of Civil Law
Institute of State and Law
Russian Academy of Science
SPRING 1993
Dr. Elena P. Kamenetskaya
Doctor of Law, Senior Scientific Researcher
Institute of State and Law
Russian Academy of Science
FALL 1992
Arthur M. Dula
Internationally recognized aerospace
and technology law expert
FALL 1992
Dr. Boris Topornin
Academician and Director
Institute of State and Law
Russian Academy of Sciences
FALL 1991
Dr. Vladlen S. Vereshchetin
Deputy Director
Institute of State and Law
Russian Academy of Sciences
SPRING 1991 & FALL 1990
The Honorable John F. Seiberling
Former U.S. Congressman
FALL 1988 & SPRING 1989
Dr. George D. Wood
Senior Research AssociateHarvard Law School
SPRING 1988
The Honorable Rosolu J. B. Thompson
Member and Cheif Justice Designate of
the High Court
The Republic of Sierra Leone
SPRING 1987 & FALL 1987
The Honorable John F. Seiberling
Former U.S. Congressman
FALL 1986
Professor Jacob W. F. Sundberg
Director of Public and Internal Studies
University of Stockholm, Sweden
SPRING 1986
The Honorable Howard A. Dawson, Jr.
Senior Judge and three-time Chief Justice of the U.S. Tax Court
FALL 1985
Professor Jacques Bequin
Professor of Law
University of Paris
Former Minister of Higher Education
FALL 1984
The Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice

 

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