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Stefan Albrecht Riesenfeld, German, American law educator, consultant. Bar: Minnesota 1939, United States Supreme Court 1978. Recipient Silver medal, Department State, 1979, 1984, Verdienstkreuz, Federal Republic Germany, 1975. Member of American Bar Association, Society Legal History, International Law Association (American branch), American Society International Law, American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Bankruptcy Conference.


Riesenfeld, Stefan Albrecht was born on June 8, 1908 in Breslau, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1934, naturalized, 1940. Son of Conrad Ernst and Margarethe (Landecker) Riesenfeld.


Juris Utriusque Doctor, University Breslau, 1932. Juris Utriusque Doctor, University Milan, 1934. Bachelor of Laws, University California-Berkeley, 1937.

Doctor of Juridical Science, Harvard University, 1940. Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1943. Dhc, University Cologne, Germany, 1970.

Dhc, Humboldt University, Berlin.


Bar: Minnesota 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978. Professor law University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1938-1952. Professor of law University of California-Berkeley, since 1952, Emanuel S. Heller professor, 1954-1975, professor emeritus, since 1975.

Professor of law University of California, Hastings College Law, San Francisco, since 1975. Consultant to the United States Board Economics Warfare, 1942, United Nations antitrust committee, 1952. Counselor on international law Department Defense, 1955, Department State, 1977-1982.

Member Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, 1961-1972. Vis.prof. various United States and foreign universities. Consultant California law revision commission, 1970-1981, Legal Reformed bureau of Hawaii, 1968-1974.


  • Bar: Minnesota 1939, United States Supreme Court 1978.



Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, National Bankruptcy Conference, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Society International Law, International Law Association (American branch), Society Legal History.


Married Phyllis B. Thorgrimson, December 23, 1943. Children: Peter William, Stefan Conrad.

Conrad Ernst Riesenfeld

Margarethe (Landecker) Riesenfeld

Phyllis B. Thorgrimson

Peter William Riesenfeld

Stefan Conrad Riesenfeld