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Luke K. Cooperrider
Regent's Proceedings 688

Luke K. Cooperrider, professor of law, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1983, after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the University.

An Ohio native, Professor Cooperrider earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from The University of Michigan. Following his graduation from Law School in 1948, he practiced law in Cleveland and, in 1952, joined the faculty of the Law School.

Professor Cooperrider is among the small group of faculty members upon whom great universities depend, those who devote countless hours to ensuring the reality of faculty governance. Over the years, he served in the Senate Assembly and as a member of the Tenure Committee, the Research Policy Committee, and the Budget Priorities Committee. Perhaps most importantly, he served as chairman of the Board of Control of Student Publications during the troubled years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. To each of these positions, and to a much larger number of assignments within the Law School, Professor Cooperrider brought an incisive mind, careful judgment, and a deep understanding of the values of academic life.

Within the Law School, Professor Cooperrider earned the respect of his colleagues and students as a man learned in the law, one whose knowledge and understanding were far broader than the particular fields-torts, evidence, and restitution-that were his specialties. A dedicated teacher, he devoted much of his time during the last years of his active career on the faculty to directing and significantly strengthening the school's vitality important writing and advocacy program.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator for his dedicated service to The University of Michigan by naming him Professor Emeritus of Law.