TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P4

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P4 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 18 SCHOOL DESEGREGATION When men rather THAN THE LAW GOVERN PEOPLE USUALLY FIND IT MORE PRUDENT TO SEEK A POWERFUL HUMAN PROTECTOR THAN TO STAND ON LEGAL RIGHTS AGAINST THE STATE. Rudolf B. Schlesinger war ii to live in the United States. He had earned his degree in law from the University of Munich in 1933. He developed a background in finance while working in a Munich bank where he helped German Jews transfer their assets out of the country in order to escape persecution. in 1938 with the Nazi party gaining strength Schlesinger emigrated to New York and promptly enrolled at Columbia Law School where he earned his degree in 1942. He briefly practiced financial law then served as a professor at Cornell from 1948 to 1975. Upon retirement from Cornell he joined the faculty of the Hastings College of Law at the University of California. Schlesinger had an enormous impact on . and European legal studies. Foremost was his pioneering 1950 book on comparative law which ultimately influenced two generations of readers. In 1955 working on behalf of the New York Law Revision Commission he examined the important question of whether to codify commercial law. His study Problems of Codification of Commercial Law 1955 anticipated the subsequent development of the uniform commercial code. In 1995 the American Journal of Comparative Law published a tribute to Schlesinger that praised his heroic work and noted that its influence went beyond . law Today s serious efforts to find and develop a unitary European private law is consciously or unconsciously a continuation of Schlesinger s effort. Schlesinger died on November 10 1996 in San Francisco when he and his wife committed suicide. FURTHER READINGS Buxbaum Richard M. 1995. Rudolf B. Schlesinger A Tribute. American Journal of Comparative Law 43 summer . Schlesigner Rudolf B. Hans W. Baade and Peter E. Herzog. 2001. Schlesigner Baade Herzog and Wise s Comparative Law. Eagan MN West. Winship Peter. 1996. As the World Turns .

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