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McKinney professor emeritus Harold Greenberg dies

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor emeritus Harold Greenberg died Tuesday. Family funeral services were to take place Friday, and a memorial celebration will be scheduled later.

“The McKinney School of Law is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Greenberg,” McKinney Dean Andrew R. Klein said in a statement. “We remember him as a wonderful friend, a great teacher, and someone who cared deeply about the school and its students. I know he will be missed by everyone in our community who had the good fortune of being his colleague.”

Greenberg taught at McKinney from 1977 until 2011 after 12 years as an associate and partner in the litigation department of a Philadelphia law firm, according to his IU McKinney School of Law biography. He also was a law clerk to former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Roberts.

Active in professional and community organizations, Greenberg served on the executive committee of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and produced numerous plays for Footlite Musicals, where he served on the board of directors.

According to his obituary, Greenberg also was the director of the International Law program in Lille, France, for several summers and was a visiting professor of law in Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla.

 

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  • Sad news
    Professor Greenburg was one of the best instructors I had in law school. He was a great teacher and I looked forward to his classes. He left his mark on this world.

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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