International Law Journal are proud to dedicate the second issue of the Journal’s thirty-fourth volume to one of the school’s most distinguished and productive teachers and scholars, Roger J. Goebel, the Alpin J. Cameron Professor of Law and Director of the Center on European Union Law, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. A native of Indianapolis, Professor Goebel received his undergraduate education at Manhattan College, where he was awarded an A.B. degree in June 1957. (It is significant to note that on March 25, 1957 the Treaty of Rome was concluded, establishing the European Common Market and that it would be to its successor organization, the European Union, that Professor Goebel would devote most of his scholarly research and teaching.) Professor Goebel spent the next four years at the New York University School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor of the New York University Law Review, receiving his J.D. degree in 1960 and his LL.M. degree in 1961. During the 1961–62 academic year, Professor Goebel was aFulbright Fellow at the University of Tubingen, Germany. Upon his return to the United States, he taught for a year at the University of California at Berkeley and then joined the highly regarded international law firm of Coudert Brothers, becoming a partner of the firm in 1969. He served in the firm’s Paris and New York offices from 1963 to 1983. He was a Visiting Professor on the faculties of the New York University School of Law (1978– 79) and the Seton Hall University School of Law School (1979–80; 1983–84). It was Fordham Law School’s good fortune to have Professor Goebel join its faculty in 1984. He has brought to the school his broad experience as a greatly respected international law practitioner, as well as his expertise on the European Union, both of which he has shared generously with students and faculty colleagues. All have benefited from his lucid insights and wise counsel. Over the years, he has taught the following courses: EU Law, EU Business and Trade Law, EU Monetary and Banking Law, EU Corporate Governance and International usiness Contracts, as well as the courses in Corporations and Agency and Partnership. While at Fordham, his extensive publications have included the widely adopted Cases and Materials on European Union Law, written with Bermann, Davey and Fox, now in its 4th edition, and Rights, Liability and Ethics in International Law Practice, coauthored with the late Dean Mary Daly and now in its 2nd edition (2004). Professor Goebel’s reputation as an outstanding teacher and scholar brought him recognition from abroad. He served as the Jean Monnet Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn, Germany (1995), as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris I (Spring 1999), and as Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2003). In the United States, he is on the advisory boards of the American Law Institute and the Common Market Law Review. From 1997 to 2000, he was president of the American Foreign Law Association. Not the least of Professor Goebel’s activities has been his devoted work with the Fordham International Law Journal for which he has been a Faculty Advisor since 1994 (Volume 17). Editors have consulted him about authors and articles and have always valued his clear thinking and sage advice, particularly when trying to untangle knotty problems that arise on occasion. We salute Roger J. Goebel as he marks three-quarters of a century, thanking him for his enormous contribution to Fordham Law School, its students, and its faculty. We wish him good health and many, many more years of productive scholarship and teaching.
Joseph C. Sweeney,
In Honor of Roger J. Goebel,
34 Fordham Int'l L.J. 149
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