I am Eric Lane, the Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. I want, first, to welcome all of you to our Remembrance of Professor Monroe Freedman who passed away last February.
We are so pleased that so many of you have taken the time to come to Hofstra to share memories of Monroe and to offer a tip-of-the-hat in tribute to the extraordinary life of Monroe Freedman: a family man, Jew, teacher, mentor, scholar, activist, and colleague. Just accomplishing what Monroe did in the field of legal ethics would have been enough success for most of us, but not Monroe.
Monroe was on a mission, as our former Dean, and now President, Stuart Rabinowitz said last year, “to instill in all of us, his passionate belief that, through law and social action, we could improve the lives of everyone.”
This is his story, and the story we plan to tell.