Thursday, August 25, 2011

Arnold Cohen: In Memoriam

On August 23, my friend and colleague Arnie Cohen passed on. Arnie was ahead of his  time. In the 1970s, he saw the value of  simulation courses and created a course in Mergers and Acquisitions in which students assumed various roles in a complex transactional deal and played those roles out for the length of the course. For the last few years, he also taught an e-commerce course. Although he wrote some standard-style books in his field, bankruptcy and secured  transactions, he was one of the  first to experiment  with electronic books.

In  his  private life, Arnie was  definitely a proud family man.  In  his professional life, he  always  put his students first.


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Very nice, Lou. Also, for years Arnie involved practicing lawyers in some of his courses, and the students, by interacting with practitioners, experienced the practice world. He was doing this long before the public spotlight began to shine brightly on the need to "bridge the gap."

Posted by: James Edward Maule | Aug 26, 2011 5:57:02 AM

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