Law School Medal To Past ABA Head
Bernard G. Segal of Philadelphia, immediate past president of the American Bar Association and internationally known leader in law reform, will be the 1971 recipient of the Marshall-Wythe Medallion, to be presented at the William and Mary Charter Day ceremonies February 13.
The medal is awarded periodically to a lawyer, jurist or legal educator selected by the Faculty of Law at the College for his contributions to the legal profession. Previous recipients have included Norris Darrell, president of the American Law Institute; retired Justice Roger J. Traynor of the California Supreme Court; Professor A. James Casner of Harvard Law School; and Dr. Arthur L. Goodhart of Oxford University, longtime editor of the Law Quarterly Review.
Since his admission to the bar of Pennsylvania in 1932, Segal has pursued an extraordinary career of professional and public service.
He was elected the youngest Chancellor in the history of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1952; president of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1964-65; and president of the American Bar Association in 1969-70.
He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the board of fellows of the Institute of Judicial Administration. He is a charter member and member of the board of governors of the National Lawyers Club. He was chairman of the American Bar Foundation committee which conducted a nationwide study of congestion in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. -- News Letter, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Winter 1971), p. 6