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Marcus Leo Plant
Regents' Proceedings 340

Marcus L. Plant, Professor of Law, is retiring from active faculty status as of May 31, 1982, after a dedicated career of teaching and research.

Professor Plant was born in New London, Wisconsin, in 1911. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Lawrence College in 1932 and 1934. After two years as a high school teacher he returned to law school, receiving his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1938. His career as a practicing lawyer included private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New York, and service with the Office of Price Administration.

Professor Plant joined the faculty of the Law School in 1946, and has been a member of the faculty ever since.

At the Law School, Professor Plant's teaching and scholarly interests have spanned three major fields. He has taught torts from the beginning of his career, and published a book on Cases on Torts (1953). He has long taught and lectured on the relationships between law and medicine, and coauthored a treatise on The Law of Medicine (1959). His teaching and writing on workers' compensation and allied laws have borne fruit in several succeeding editions of a book most recently titled Cases and Materials on Workers' Compensation and Employment Rights (1980). He has written and lectured widely on these topics, spreading his influence far beyond the limits of the University.

Law has not been the only area of Professor Plant's service to the University and the community. He served for twenty-four years as the University's faculty representative to The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. From 1967 to 1969 he was President of the N.C.A.A., and from 1969 to 1972 he was a member of the United States Olympic Committee. He worked tirelessly in these roles to preserve the place of amateur and academic values in athletic competition.

For more than three decades, Professor Plant has engaged the intellects and captured the affection and respect of students, alumni, members of the practicing bar, the medical professions, people engaged in athletics, and his colleagues. He has played well all of the many roles that he has assumed in his active career.

The Regents now salute this accomplished lawyer and educator for his long service to the University of Michigan by naming him Professor Emeritus of Law.