The John Marshall Law School mourns the loss of two outstanding alumni who were among its strongest supporters.
Professor Arthur Sabin (JD ’59), a long-time faculty member, died Aug. 3, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He had been a member of the faculty for more than 40 years. He started as a part-time teacher immediately upon his graduation from John Marshall. In 1974, he gave up his teaching position at Northeastern Illinois University to join the John Marshall faculty full time. His teaching load included Torts, History of the American Legal System, and Products Liability.
“John Marshall has been very good to me,” he said upon his retirement in 2004. “It gave me an excellent education and an opportunity to teach, which I truly loved.”
Alfred E. Gallo (JD ‘49) died Aug. 16, 2010. He had been a member of The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees for 40 years, and served as president of the board from 2000 to 2007.
When he was awarded an honorary degree at commencement in January 2009, Mr. Gallo was credited with approving the hiring of faculty to help keep pace with changes in the law and legal education; opening the lines of communication between the faculty and the law school’s administration; strengthening the law school’s finances; purchasing additional space for expansion; and supporting the law school’s outreach programs in China, the Czech Republic, and other countries.