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Memoir

Thomas A. Green
Regents' Proceedings 322

Thomas A. Green, Ph.D., John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law and professor of law, Law School, and professor of history, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2009.

Professor Green earned his A.B. degree from Columbia University in 1961 and his A.M., Ph.D., and J.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1962, 1970, and 1972, respectively. From 1967-69, he was an assistant professor at Bard College. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor of law in 1972, and was promoted to associate professor in 1975 and professor in 1977. He was appointed professor of history in 1980.

Professor Green's work focuses on the history of the jury trial in England and America over many centuries. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews, as well as the book, Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury, 1200-1800 (University of Chicago Press, 1988). His current work addresses the role of the criminal jury in America since 1850. Professor Green is the president-elect of the American Society for Legal History and served as a member of the Council of the North American Conference on British Studies. He is internationally known for his indefatigable work as an editor and reviewer of legal history scholarship. Professor Green has served as a senior fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows since 1996, and has been the director of the Colloquium on the History of Law in Western Society since 1979. Within the University, he has also served on the executive committees of the Department of History; the International Institute; the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium; the University of Michigan Press; the Institute for the Humanities; and the Program in American Culture.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member for his long and dedicated service by naming Thomas A. Green John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Law, professor emeritus of law, and professor emeritus of history.