Tribute to Professor Leon Gabinet

11 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2016

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Erik M. Jensen

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: 2014


This article honors, with some well-deserved ridicule thrown in along the way, Case Western Reserve’s legendary tax professor, Leon Gabinet. It chronicles Leon’s rise from a barefoot farm boy in Poland and Chicago — rooting, hopelessly, for the Chicago Cubs — to his heroic time in the Pacific in World War II, his years at the intellectually intense University of Chicago, the brain deadening time spent playing hockey, his long-time law practice in Portland, and, most important, his several decades (not yet over) as the most popular and erudite teacher at the law school of Case Western Reserve University.

Keywords: Leon Gabinet, University of Chicago, Chicago Cubs, taxation, Dzieṅ dobry

Suggested Citation

Jensen, Erik M., Tribute to Professor Leon Gabinet (2014). 65 Case Western Reserve Law Review 4 (2014); Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-18. Available at SSRN:

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