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Theodore J. St. Antoine

Theodore J. St. Antoine joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1965.


Theodore J. St. Antoine is the James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Fordham College and Michigan Law School. Following service in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps, he did postgraduate study in law and economics on a Fulbright grant at the London School of Economics. After practicing labor law in Washington, D.C. for seven years with Woll, Mayer & St. Antoine, St. Antoine joined the Michigan law faculty in 1965. He was Dean of the Law School in 1971-78. His teaching specialties were labor and employment law and contracts.

St. Antoine has been a labor arbitrator for about 40 years and was President of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1999-2000. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Arbitration Association. He is a past Secretary and Council member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and a past Chair of the Michigan Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He has been a member of the UAW’s Public Review Board since 1973 and is now its Chairperson. He was Chair of the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan from 1983 to 1995 and is a past member and Chair of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.

St. Antoine is co-editor of a leading labor law casebook, now in its eleventh edition, and editor of the National Academy of Arbitrators’ The Common Law of the Workplace: The Views of Arbitrators. He has been a visiting professor at Cambridge, Duke, George Washington, and Tokyo Universities and has taught at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies.

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Oral History: Law School (University of Michigan) oral history interviews, 1988-2002.

Board of Regents Memoir

*   "Theodore J. St. Antoine: Memoir" Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1954-1957). 401-402.

Memorials & Tributes:     

*   Aaron, Benjamin. "Ted St. Antoine: An Appreciation", 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2196 (1997-1998)

*   Edwards, Harry T. "Professor Theodore J. St. Antoine: A Legendary Figure", 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2192 (1997-1998)

*   Lehman, Jeffrey S. "A Tribute to Theodore J. St. Antoine", 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2189 (1997-1998)

*   Sandalow, Terrance. "In Appreciation of Ted St. Antoine", 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2199 (1997-1998)

Law Quadrangle Notes Articles

*    "Ted St. Antoine: An Appreciation," 41 L. Quadrangle Notes 44 (Fall Winter, 1998).

*    "Hail! Hail! Hail!," 41 L. Quadrangle Notes 50 (Summer, 1998).

*    "St. Antoine first Law School professor to win faculty governance award," 39 L. Quadrangle Notes 41 (Fall Winter, 1996).

*    "St. Antoine enjoys unforgettable Cambridge semester," 38 L. Quadrangle Notes 22 (Summer, 1995).

*    "Of Running a Solid Ship And Other Legal Matters: A Former Dean Reflects," 24 L. Quadrangle Notes 5 (Winter, 1980).

*    "St. Antoine To Leave Post, Effective June 30," 22 L. Quadrangle Notes 4 (Fall, 1977).

*    "St. Antoine Named Section Program Chairman," 21 L. Quadrangle Notes 2 (1977).

*    "Dean St. Antoine Selected For NLRB Task Force," 20 L. Quadrangle Notes 5 (Spring, 1976).

*    "St. Antoine Is Re-Appointed To Law School Deanship," 20 L. Quadrangle Notes 1 (Spring, 1976).

*    "Dean St. Antoine Heads Legal Consumers Group," 20 L. Quadrangle Notes 2 (Fall, 1975).

*    "Dean St. Antoine Named 'Outstanding Educator'," 16 L. Quadrangle Notes 4 (Fall, 1971).

*    "Theodore St. Antoine Named U-M Law School Dean," 15 L. Quadrangle Notes 1-2 (Winter, 1971).

*    "Four New Members Join Michigan Law Faculty," 9 L. Quadrangle Notes 3 (August, 1965).


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