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Paul A. Freund

Paul A. Freund

Paul A. Freund

Paul A. Freund, the University Professor who taught at Harvard Law School since 1939, was a law clerk for Justice Brandeis in 1932-33. During the Roosevelt administration, he served in the Treasury Department and the Solicitor General’s Office. He not only taught constitutional law, but also the legal process of reasoning relating law to ethics and semantics.

Freund wrote Understanding the Supreme Court, The Supreme Court of the United States, Religion and the Public Schools with Robert Ulich, and Constitutional Law Cases and Other Problems with Arthur E. Sutherland. He received more than twenty honorary degrees and served as president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

John Davison, Harvard Law School, ’72, said:

“To those who knew Paul Freund, the personal aspects of the man shine radiantly through: the ambling gait, the soft but sparkling eyes, the gentle voice and warm smile, the occasional arched eyebrow, reflecting often skepticism but never dismay, or perhaps the head thrown back with both brows raised, in laughter. He was humble, gentle and quick of wit, and never shrill. Always accessible to those who sought the dependable wisdom of his counsel, he was the truest and most loyal of friends.”

—Courtesy of Paul Freund, Harvard School

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