Emory Report
November 17, 2008
Volume 61, Number 12



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November 17
, 2008
Tradition takes root at Emory Law

By Liz Chilla

Emory Law celebrated the legacy of professors William D. Ferguson, Thomas Lewis Marr Sr., Harold J. Berman and Melvin Gutterman at a memorial tree planting ceremony on the law school grounds Nov. 6.
During the ceremony, law professors shared personal memories of Ferguson, Marr, Berman and Gutterman — “four people who spent much of their lives building this place,” said C. H. Candler Professor of Law Morgan Cloud, who spoke in memory of professor Gutterman.

Emory Law has established a new policy of planting trees to honor deceased faculty members. “This is a meaningful way to celebrate and symbolize their important place in establishing the institution for us and for future generations,” said Dean David F. Partlett.