Document Type

In Memoriam

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Al Hill died on December 5, 2015 at the age of 98, outlasting most of his contemporaries. Al had taken senior status when I came to Columbia Law School, and I succeeded him in the course on federal courts. The little I saw of Al left me with the firm impression of a warm, gentle, affable, caring human being. I did, however, know Al’s work quite thoroughly. And while a memorial is no occasion for an extended review of Al’s long and distinguished academic career, I would like to draw attention to a particularly shining period: Al’s contributions to federal courts scholarship during the decades between the late1950s and early 1980s. Al’s writings during that period solidified his reputation as a federal courts grandmaster.

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