Howard L. Greenberger ’54, professor of law emeritus, passed away on July 5. A member of the NYU School of Law faculty from 1961 to 2001, Greenberger concentrated on comparative and international law and also wrote about comparative procedure, contracts, and the legal profession. He worked diligently to enhance NYU Law’s LL.M. and M.C.J. programs as well as scholarly ties with China.
During his time teaching at the Law School, Greenberger was both an assistant and an associate dean, director of the Practising Law Institute, director of NYU Law’s Institute of Comparative Law and Inter-American Law Institute, and editorial board chair of the Journal of Legal Education. He received the NYU Alumni Association’s Meritorious Service Award and Great Teacher Award, the NYU Sesquicentennial Award, and the Law Alumni Association’s Legal Teaching Award.
As a Root-Tilden-Kern alumnus, Greenberger served on the Law School’s Board of Trustees for 20 years, became a life member of the Weinfeld Program, and was a director of the Law School’s Alumni Association for several decades. He established the Howard Greenberger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comparative Law, given annually to a graduating student at commencement.
After graduating from NYU Law, Greenberger studied for a diploma in law from the University of Oxford on a Fulbright Scholarship, served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a captain, and had a private practice at the Pittsburgh firm Kaufman & Kaufman.
Posted on July 8, 2011