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Bruce W. Frier

Bruce W. Frier joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1986.     Frier, Bruce W.
Bruce W. Frier is the John and Teresa D'Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law. He is the author of numerous books and articles on economic and social history, focusing especially on Roman law. His publications include Landlords and Tenants in Imperial Rome, The Rise of the Roman Jurists, A Casebook on the Roman Law of Delict, A Casebook on Roman Family Law, and, most recently, The Modern Law of Contracts, written with law faculty colleague J.J. White. In addition to his Law School professorship, he served in 2001-02 as the interim chair for the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan and holds a joint appointment in that department. He is also a member of both the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Frier received a B.A. from Trinity College and a Ph.D. in classics from Princeton University. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and taught at Bryn Mawr College before joining the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan in 1969. He has taught at the Law School since 1981.

Clarence Darrow and the Defense of Henry Sweet


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