John Henry Merryman passed away on August 3, 2015. An internationally renowned expert on art and cultural property law and comparative law, John Henry Merryman received numerous international prizes and honors, including the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and honorary doctorates from Aix-en Provence, Rome (Tor Vergata), and Trieste, and was celebrated in two Festschiften: Comparative and Private International Law: Essays in Honor of John Henry Merryman on His Seventieth Birthday and Legal Culture in the Age of Globalization: Latin America and Latin Europe.
In 2004 Professor Merryman received the American Society of Comparative Law’s Lifetime Achievement Award “for his extraordinary scholarly contribution over a lifetime to comparative law in the United States.” He was also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1953, Professor Merryman was a member of the faculty at Santa Clara University.
BS University of Portland 1943
MS University of Notre Dame Graduate School 1944
JD Notre Dame Law School 1947
LLM 1951; JSD 1955 New York University School of Law
Affiliations & Honors
Dr. h.c., Aix-en-Provence, 1982; Trieste, 1989; Rome (Tor Vergata), 1999
Guggenheim Fellow, 1985-86
Festschrift: Comparative and Private International Law: Essays in Honor of John Henry Merryman on his Seventieth Birthday (Clark ed., Berlin 1990)
Festschrift: Legal Culture in the Age of Globalization: Latin America and Latin Europe
Fulbright Research Professor, Max Planck Institute
Recipient, American Society of Comparative Law’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Cavaliere ufficiale), 1970
Honoree, Tribute: In Honor of John Henry Merryman, 39 Stanford Law Review 1079 (1987)