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Burke Woods Shartel
Regents' Proceedings 1023

Professor Burke Woods Shartel of the Law B. W. Shartel: School, teacher and himself lifelong student of jurisprudence, is retiring from the Memoir active faculty at the age of seventy. Professor Shartel first came to the University as an undergraduate and entered a combined curriculum in literature and law. After interrupting his course for a year's language study in Europe-study which was to reward him richly-he earned an A.B. in 1911 and a J.D. in 1913. During the remainder of that decade he engaged in legal practice, served in the Navy, and earned a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from Harvard University. After one year on the faculty at Illinois, he returned to Michigan and became Professor of Law. His interests extended from jurisprudence to constitutional and personal-prorerty law. His faculty colleagues testified to the breadth of his legal mind when. in 1947-48. they chose him for the Thomas M. Cooley Lectureship on "Our Legal System and How It Operates." In the early 1940's he did research into the functions of German civil law under the National Socialist Government; in 1951 the Department of State appointed him to lecture to members of the German bar on the American legal system. He served three times as guest lecturer at the University of Heidelber,. which conferred an honorary Juris Doctor on him in 1953. As conscientious in his teaching as in his scholarship, he had an intimate and sympathetic unde-standinz of his students. To foreign students, especially, he was counselor and friend as well as teacher. The Regents take the occasion of his retirement to express their appreciation for his services and their esteem for his learning. They now confer unon him the title Professor Emeritus of Law, and extend to him all the courtesies which are due that title.