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Melvin A. Eisenberg

Melvin A. Eisenberg, American law educator. Bar: New York 1960. President Queen's Child Guidance Center, 1963-1966. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Law Institute, American Association Law Schools (chair contracts section 1989, chair business associations section 1999), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Eisenberg, Melvin A. was born on December 3, 1934 in New York, United States. Son of Max and Laura (Wallance) Eisenberg.

Education

AB, SCL, Columbia University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, SCL, Harvard University, 1959. Faye Diploma in Law, Harvard University, 1959.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Milan, 1998. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Cologne, 2004.

Career

Associate Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler, 1959-1963, 64-66. Corporate Counsel City of New York, 1966. Acting professor University California-Berkeley, 1966-1969, professor law, 1969-1983, Koret professor law, since 1983.

Visiting professor Harvard University, 1969-1970. Visiting professor law Columbia University, since 1998, Stephen and Barbara Friedman visiting professor law, since 2005. Assistant counsel President Commission on Assassination President Kennedy, Warren Commission, 1964.

Counsel mayor's task force on reorgn New York City government, 1966. Member mayor's task force on New York City transportation reorganization, 1966. Member mayors' task force on municipal collective bargaining, 1966.

Reporter American Law Institute, principles of corporate governance: analysis and recommendations, 1980-1984, chief reporter, 1984-1994, Ammi Cutter chair, 1991-1993. Adviser, restatement 3d of agency 1996-2005. Adviser, restatement 3d of restitution, since 1998.

Professor-in-residence, Cologne University, 1984, University Milan, 1992. Member and consultant American Bar Association committee on corporation laws, since 1992. University Iowa Inaugural lecturer, 1987, Roy R. Ray lecturer Southern Methodist University, 1993, Robert L. Levine Distg. lecturer, Fordham University, 1993.

Pillegi lecturer Weidener University, 2004. Chairman AALS contracts section, 1989, AALS contracts workshop, 1986. Chairman AALS business associations section, 1998.

Visitor-in-residence University Murdoch, University Western Australia, 1992, McGill University, 1981. Sobeloff lecturer University Maryland, 1994. Freehill, Hollingsdale and Page visiting fellow University New South Wales, Australia, 1994.

Membership

President Queen's Child Guidance Center, 1963-1966. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Law Institute, American Association Law Schools (chair contracts section 1989, chair business associations section 1999), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Helen Garlitz, February 5, 1956. Children: Bronwyn, David Abram (deceased 1997).