In 1958, Jack Harlan Friedenthal began teaching at Stanford Law School. In 1988, he left Stanford for the deanship at The George Washington University Law School. He served as dean for a decade, stepping down after a decade of achievement. Since then, Professor Friedenthal has been a member of the full-time faculty at GW Law. He regularly teaches evidence, conflict of laws, and—of course—
Professor Friedenthal has taught thousands personally, and he has impacted countless more with his storied Civil Procedure casebook and hornbook. Moreover, his scholarship has influenced the development of civil procedure in both California and the federal courts. His genuine warmth, devotion to teaching and scholarship, and bottomless mirth are infectious and have rubbed off on students, professors, and administrators at both GW and Stanford.
The Law Review therefore thinks it fitting to dedicate this Issue in his honor. Four essays chronicle Professor Friedenthal's contribution to legal education and scholarship over the past fifty years. The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dean Frederick M. Lawrence, and Professors Mary Kay Kane, Arthur R. Miller, and Helen M. Hershkoff all join the Law Review in congratulating Professor Friedenthal on his half-century of achievement in legal education and scholarship. We wish him the very best and hope that he will continue sharing his humor, wit, and wisdom with students and colleagues alike for many years to come.