Berman Papers on Love Featured in Law Library Exhibit

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Harold J. Berman


The love and work of Harold J. Berman is the focus of a new exhibit at the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library at Emory University School of Law.

"Love is the Cardinal Virtue for the Next Millennium: the Papers of Harold J. Berman” documents Berman's activities as a faculty member at Harvard University and Emory; his work as a writer, lecturer, and consultant; and his intellectual development as an historian.  A few of the items on display include: a portrait of Berman, circa 1960; a letter from Berman to his mentor, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, describing Berman’s conversion to Christianity; a letter from Ralph Nader, a former student of Berman’s; Berman’s response to a critique of the manuscript of Law and Revolution, circa 1982; and a letter to Professor Leon Trakman describing Berman’s new life at Emory. 

Berman (1918-2007) was Emory's first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and is considered the father of the modern field of law and religion studies.

Archivist Joanna Claire Rogers curated the exhibit, which is located in the library's new display case across from the circulation and reference desks, just inside the library’s main entrance.

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