Richard Gardner and I were colleagues for almost sixty years. The law faculty elevated us to its tenured ranks at the same meeting in 1959. We helped restore order after Columbia’s 1968 turmoil, he as a member of a disciplinary tribunal, I as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Faculty. We served under eight deans together; he
actually served under a ninth: me.
Law | Legal Biography
Michael I. Sovern,
Richard N. Gardner: Memories,
Colum. J. Transnat'l L.
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