News of the College May 2004

Penn Law professorship named for Colin Diver

  Diver and Robinson
Paul H. Robinson (left), first Diver Distinguished Professor,
and Colin S. Diver
Reed president Colin S. Diver’s name and his legacy will live on at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, which has honored him by naming a professorship for him. Diver previously served as dean of the law school from 1989 to 1999 and as the Charles A. Heimbold Professor of Law and Economics from 1999 to 2002. He was considered a productive and creative leader; during his time as dean 18 scholars joined the faculty, an award-winning public service program was established, and several buildings were constructed or restored. When Penn Law celebrated the close of what they called the “Diver Decade” upon his retirement from the deanship in 1999, the school received pledges of more than $3 million from dozens of alumni and friends of Penn Law to establish a new endowed professorship named after Diver. He returned to Penn Law in March to attend a reception for the first Colin S. Diver Distinguished Professor, Paul H. Robinson—who, befitting a professorship named after a noted law scholar, is one of the world’s foremost criminal law scholars. End of Article

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Reed Magazine May 2004
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