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Eric Stein
Regents' Proceedings 691

Eric Stein Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law, will retire from active E. Stein faculty status as of May 31, 1983.

A scholar of international renown, Professor Stein Retirement has added great distinction to the Law School's program in international legal studies. Professor Stein has taken as his province two of the grand themes of current international affairs-first, disarmament and weapons control, especially nuclear weapons control, and second, the law governing international business transactions. His published books include Diplomats, Scientists and Politicians: The United States and Nuclear Test Ban Negotiations (with H. K. Jacobson) (1966); Impact of New Weapons Technology on International Law (1971); Law and Institutions in the Atlantic Area (with P. Hay) (1967); Harmonization of European Company Law: National Reform and Transnational Coordination ( 1971); European Community Law and Institutions in Perspective (with P. Hay and M. Wealbroeck) (1976); Courts & Free Markets: Perspectives from the United States and Europe (co-edited with T. Sandalow) (1982). He is also the author of scores of scholarly articles.

Professor Stein holds law degrees from Charles University in Prague and from The University of Michigan, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from the two Free Universities of Brussels. He practiced law in Prague and later served on the staff of the Department of State in Washington, D.C., and on the United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. He has continued to serve in a number of advisory and consulting roles with the Department of State since joining the Law School faculty in 1955, and has also served as a consultant to the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He is an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Paris, a member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, the International Law Association, and numerous other professional associations in this country and abroad. Professor Stein has served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and many other legal publications. He has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. In 1971, he was the Carnegie Endowment Lecturer in International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law. Last year, he received the Alexander von Humboldt Stifting Award and was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Max-Planck-Institutes in Hamburg and Heidelberg.

As scholar, teacher, professional, and co-director of the Law School's program in international legal studies, Professor Stein has displayed extraordinary scope and vision, fostering a truly global perspective in his students and the Law School community. The Regents now salute this distinguished scholar for his service to The University of Michigan by naming him Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law Emeritus.