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Summers on Summers: An Oral History Interview with Professor Clyde Summers

January 11, 2011

Penn Law and the community at large lost one of the singular figures in American legal education with the passing of Professor Clyde Summers who died on October 30, 2010. Summers was widely regarded as one of his generation’s leading authorities on labor law.  Professor Summers wrote over 125 articles on topics such as employee rights, unions, and comparative labor law.

The Biddle Law Library's reference area is currently exhibiting articles honoring Summers upon his retirement from Penn Law School in 1989 (he continued teaching until 2005), as well as other material reflecting the career of this distinguished member of the legal community. An oral history with Professor Summers from 2000 was recently digitized as is available below.  If you're interested in additional remarks from the man himself, this 2002 interview with Summers from the Penn Law Journal is especially engaging.