Article in Commemorance of Arthur Taylor von Mehren


An article by Symeon C. Symeonides (Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon) on the life and work of Arthur Taylor von Mehren, who has passed away on January 16, 2006, has recently been published in English in the German law journal “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts” (IPRax 2007, 261).

Here is a short excerpt:

As noted by his colleagues, Arthur was a “pure scholar”, a “scholar’s scholar”, with “astonishing depth and range” and “a mind ever restless for new territory to explore.” His published work spans the entire field of comparative law, both public and private, all branches of private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition of judgments), as well as international commercial arbitration. He authored or co-authored 210 publications: ten books, four monographs, 119 articles, 48 book reviews (the most unselfish form of scholarship), and 29 reports and other writings. Most of them were published in English, but several were published in French and German, which Arthur spoke fluently, as well as in Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

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