From left: Jonathan Varat; Herbert Morris; Kenneth Karst; Richard Maxwell;
Rachel Moran; William Warren; Michael Schill; Norman Abrams
and Susan Westerberg Prager (not pictured: Stephen Yeazell)
UCLA Law Celebrates
Law School "Legends"
A SPECIAL CELEBRATION, hosted in February by Dean Rachel F. Moran, honored past leaders of UCLA School of Law and influential faculty members–our "legends". The event also was held in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the law school's first graduating class. This unique evening commemorating the law school's history brought together the UCLA Law community, including alumni, friends and faculty members, as well as the honorees, to pay tribute to those who have played crucial roles in shaping the law school and contributing to its excellence.
From modest beginnings – with only 16 classes and 10 faculty members – UCLA School of Law has, year after year, built upon its tradition of educational leadership. The cumulative impact of this legacy is reflected in our rapid ascent into the ranks of America’s premier law schools.
The honorees included past deans and interim deans Richard Maxwell, William Warren, Susan Westerberg Prager, Jonathan Varat, Norman Abrams, Stephen Yeazell and Michael H. Schill, as well as emeritus professors Kenneth Karst and Herbert Morris. UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Charles Young and Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh participated in the program, along with alumni moderators David Epstein '64 and Ralph Shapiro '58.
On February 8, 2012, the UCLA Law community came together for the Celebration of Legends event to honor the many achievements of these venerated educators.
The panel presentations that were held that that evening were recorded for archival purposes. In response to numerous requests, we have posted this video on the UCLA Law website which can be viewed by clicking here.
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