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Marvin Chirelstein, Corporate and Business Law Expert, to Deliver Axelrod Lecture on February 27

February 01, 2012 – 

Marvin A. Chirelstein, a nationally recognized expert in federal taxation and corporate finance and a former member of the Rutgers School of Law–Newark faculty, will deliver the Allan Axelrod Lecture at 12:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2012. His topic is “Teaching and Learning Contracts: The Current Debate.”

The lecture honors the late Allan Axelrod, William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and a legendary figure in the history of the law school, where he taught from 1948 to 2007. Axelrod, who died in 2008, was regarded as one of the ablest, most penetrating, and most exciting law teachers of his era. His fields of special interest were Contracts, Property, Commercial Law, and Bankruptcy.

Chirelstein, who is Professor Emeritus at Columbia Law School, received his B.A. from the University of California (Berkeley) and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He began his legal career in private practice in Washington, DC and New York. He was a member of the Rutgers Law School faculty from 1960-1965 and then joined Yale Law School where he served as the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law until 1981. He returned to private practice in 1982 and in 1984 joined the Columbia Law School faculty where he remained until his retirement in 2004. His publications include Federal Income Taxation: A Law Student’s Guide (6th ed., 1991); Cases and Materials on Corporate Finance (3rd ed., 1987); and Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (1990).

Chirelstein spent the 2006-07 academic year at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where he was the Visiting Alan V. Lowenstein Professor in Corporate Law. He was selected by the graduating class to be the faculty speaker at their 2007 commencement.

To RSVP for the lecture, email jotero@kinoy.rutgers.edu.

What: 2012 Allan Axelrod Lecture
Who: Marvin A. Chirelstein, Professor Emeritus at Columbia Law School, on “Teaching and Learning Contracts: The Current Debate”
When: 12:30 pm, Monday, February 27, 2012
Where: Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark