Thursday, June 9, 2005
After 44 years of teaching contracts, Clyde Rohwer has announced his retirement from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, where has has served as Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law.
Rohwer is practically synonymous with McGeorge’s successful attempts to broaden its international focus. He was Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs during the development of the school’s LL.M. programs. He’s also taught in Salzburg, London, Shanghai, Edinburgh, Bialystok, Krakow, Beijing, and Vienna.
Rohwer has written on many subjects over the years, including a volume for Kluwer on Commercial Agency, but he’s best known to law students as the author of Contracts in a Nutshell (Sample comments from readers at Amazon.com: "a classic"; "comprehensive, readable, and succinct"; "an excellent presentation of the theory of contracts"; "well worth the money".)
After graduating from Boalt Hall in 1958, Rohwer served in the Judge Advocate General’s office and went in private practice. He taught part-time from 1961 to 1967, when he joined the full-time faculty. A highly regarded teacher, he was named the University Professor of the Year in 1981. Since 1996, he’s been heavily involved as a consultant to the Vietnamese government in drafting and implementing a new commercial code.