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Louis Heilprin Pollak, American Judge, educator. Bar: New York bar 1949, Connecticut bar 1956, Pennsylvania bar 1976.


Pollak, Louis Heilprin was born on December 7, 1922 in New York City. Son of Walter and Marion (Heilprin) Pollak.


AB, Harvard University, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1948. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wilkes University, 2002.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 2004. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Roger Williams University, 2005.


Law clerk to Justice Rutledge, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1948-1949;with, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1949-1951;special assistant to Amb. Philip C. Jessup, State Department, 1951-1953;assistant counsel, Amalgmated Clothing Workers American, 1954-1955;member of faculty, Yale Law School, 1955-1974;dean, Yale Law School, 1965-1970;Greenfield professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1974-1978;dean Law School, University of Pennsylvania, 1975-1978;lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, since 1980;judge, United States Dist Court (eastern district), Pennsylvania, since 1978. Visiting lecturer Howard U. School Law, 1953.

Visiting professor University of Michigan Law School, 1961, Columbia Law School, 1962.


  • Bar: New York bar 1949, Connecticut bar 1956, Pennsylvania bar 1976.



Member New Haven Board Education, 1962-1968. Chairman Connecticut advisory committee United States Civil Rights Commission, 1962-1963. Member board National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, 1960-1978, vice president, 1971-1978.

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member of American Bar Association (chairman section individual rights 1970-1971, Spirit of Excellence award 2003), American Law Institute (council since 1978), American Academy Political and Social Science (board directors since 2001), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Association Bar City New York, Philadelphia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association.


Married Katherine Weiss, July 25, 1952. Children: Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Sarah, Deborah.

Walter Pollak

Marion (Heilprin) Pollak

Katherine Weiss

Nancy Pollak

Elizabeth Pollak

Susan Pollak

Sarah Pollak

Deborah Pollak