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Milton R. Konvitz

Vita

Born: March 12, 1908

Married: Wife Mary (Traub)

Child: Professor Josef Konvitz, Michigan State University

Education:

  • B.S., 1928, New York University
  • M.A. (Philosophy, 1930, New York University
  • J.D., 1930, New York University
  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), Cornell University , 1933
  • Honorary degrees:
  • Syracuse University LL. D. 1971
  • Rutgers University Litt. D. 1954
  • University of Liberia D. C. L. 1962
  • Yeshiva University L. H. D. 1972
  • Dropsie University Litt. D. 1975
  • Jewish Theological Seminary LL.D. 1972
  • Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion L. H. D.

Member of New Jersey Bar, 1932

Career:

  • Practiced law in New Jersey, 1933-38
  • General Counsel, Newark Housing Authority, 1938-43
  • General Counsel , New Jersey State Housing Authority, 1943-45
  • Assistant General Counsel,. NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 1943-46
  • Lecturer, N. Y. U. Law School, 1938-46
  • Lecturer, New School for Social Research, 1944-46
  • Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, and of Law, Cornell.University, 1946-1975

Present position: Professor Emeritus, Cornell University

Awards and prizes:

  • Distinguished Alumni, New York University
  • Kaplun International Prize, Hebrew University
  • Distinguished Award, Yeshiva University
  • Commander and Grand Band, Order of Star of Africa (Liberia)

Honorary societies:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Director, Cell Liberian Codification Project, 1952-80­
  • Panels: Amer. Arbiration Ass., Natl. Mediation Bd., NY Mediation Bd., Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, NY State Public Employment Relations Bd.

Fellowships:

  • Guggenheim Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fund for the Republic
  • Institute for Advanced Study ( Princeton )
  • Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (Stanford)
  • National Endowment of the Humanities