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S. Chesterfield Oppenheim

S. Chesterfield Oppenheim taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1952-1988.

Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 1988


Professor Oppenheim received his A.M. from Columbia in 1920. He was an instructor in economics at the University of Michigan from 1921 to 1926. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1926.

From 1926 to 1927 he served as a teaching and research assistant to Dean Henry Moore Bates and an instructor in equity. He left Michigan to join the faculty of George Washington University, returning to the University of Michigan as a Professor of Law in 1952.

Professor Oppenheim taught in the areas of anti-trust and unfair competition and was the author of casebooks on both subjects. He retired from the law school in 1965.

--Jocelyn Kennedy, Faculty Services Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library

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