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Robert Samuel Summers, American lawyer, author, educator. Bar: Oregon 1959, New York 1974. Social Science Research Council fellow, 1964-1965.


Summers, Robert Samuel was born on September 19, 1933 in Halfway, Oregon, United States. Son of Orson William and Estella Bell (Robertson) Summers.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University Oregon, 1955. Postgraduate (Fulbright scholar), University Southampton, England, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1959.

Postgraduate research, Oxford University, 1989. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Helsinki, Finland, 1990. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Göttingen, Germany, 1994.


Associate King, Miller, Anderson, Nash and Yerke, Portland, Oregon, 1959-1960. Assistant professor law University Oregon, 1960-1963, associate professor, 1964-1968. Visiting associate professor law Stanford University, 1963-1964.

Professor University Oregon, 1968-1969, Cornell University, 1969-1976, McRoberts research professor law, since 1976. Summer visiting professor Indiana University, 1969, University Michigan, 1974, University Warwick, England, 1975, Australia National University, University Sydney, Australia, 1977. Visiting Fulbright professor University Vienna, Austria, 1985.

Goodhart visiting professor Cambridge University, England, 1991-1992. H. Hurst Eminent visiting scholar University Florida, 1995. Research fellow Merton College, oxford University, 1981-1982, Exeter College, Oxford University, 1988-1989.

Consultant Cornell Law Project in publication schools, New York, 1969-1974, Law in American Society project Chicago Board Education, 1968-1969. Instructor National Academy Judicial Education, since 1976. Member faculty Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, 1990.

Official advisor Drafting commission on New Civil Code for Russian Federation, 1994-1996.


Member American Law Institute, Association American Law Schools (chairman section jurisprudence 1972-1973), American Society Political and Legal Philosophy (vice president 1976-1978), International Academy Company Law, International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy American Society (president 1989-1991), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Dorothy Millicent Kopp, June 14, 1955. Children: Brent, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Robert.