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Riesenfeld Award Banquet

Introduction by

Prof. Richard M. Buxbaum, Berkeley Law


Professor Harry N. Scheiber joined the Berkeley faculty in 1980 and holds the Stefan Riesenfeld Chair in Law and History. He served for eight years as chair and associate dean for Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, and in 1994-5 he was chair of the Berkeley campus Academic Senate. He is presently Co-director of the School's Law of the Sea Institute and is Director of the Institute for Legal Research and the Sho Sato Program in Japanese and US Law.

Prof. Scheiber has held Guggenheim, Rockefeller, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Social Science Research Council Fellowships. He was a Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer in Australia, and he has been president of the Agricultural History Society, the American Society for Legal History, and the ACLU of New Hampshire. He holds the honorary doctorate of laws from Uppsala University, Sweden, and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History. He served for many years as chair of the California Sea Grant Program's faculty council, and currently is on the advisory boards of the national Joint Oceans Commission and the California Ocean Protection Council program.

Prof. Scheiber has written extensively on international ocean law; and on American legal and economic history. His most recent books include Law of the Sea--The Common Heritage and Emerging Challenges; Inter-Allied Conflict and Ocean Law,1945-52; The State and Freedom of Contract; Earl Warren and the Warren Court; and ( with co-editor David Caron), Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters. He is also author of more than 120 articles in law reviews (including BJIL) and in numerous journals of history and social science. His teaching fields at Boalt and in Legal Studies include legal history, federalism, and international ocean law.

Professor Richard M. Buxbaum practiced law in Rochester, New York, and with the U.S. Army before joining the Boalt faculty in 1961. He publishes in the fields of corporation law and comparative and international economic law, from 1987 to 2003 was editor in chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law. He founded and chaired UC Berkeley's Center for German and European Studies and Center for Western European Studies. From 1993 to 1999, he was dean of international and area studies at UC Berkeley. He was the first director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at Berkeley, serving from 1969 to 1974. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Michigan, Cologne, Frankfurt, Münster and Sydney. Professor Buxbaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs, the American Law Institute and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

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Mar 13th, 6:30 PM Mar 13th, 8:30 PM

Riesenfeld Award Banquet