Into Centuries of Centuries: Reflections on Marc. R. Poirier (1952-2015)
3 J. L. Prop. & Soc’y 1 (2017)
12 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2017
Date Written: March 14, 2017
This essay reflects on the contributions to property law scholarship and teaching made by Marc R. Poirier (1952-2015), Professor of Law at Seton Hall School, over the course of his twenty-five year career in the legal academy. Marc Poirier was a distinguished scholar and great friend to many in the property law world. The essay recounts Poirier’s formative experiences as a student at Harvard Law School and in practice in Washington, D.C. It details his teaching innovations and his many institutional contributions to Seton Hall and the wider legal academy. It also provides a brief overview of Poirier’s remarkable range of scholarship on property law, emphasizing his syncretic, inter-disciplinary approach to property law and theory, environmental law and law dealing with gender identity and human rights. It draws attention to Poirier’s iterative, generous, and, above all, caring approach to scholarship, teaching and life.
Keywords: Property Law, Property Theory, Environmental Law, Gender and the Law, Marc Poirier
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