This volume of the NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW is dedicated to the memory of Professor Richard S. Harnsberger, who passed away on March 29, 2012. Professor Harnsberger was a native of Ashland, Nebraska and a 1949 graduate of the College of Law. A decorated officer in World War II who fought in the European theater, including Normandy, he attained the rank of Captain and earned five bronze stars. Professor Harnsberger joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1956 and took emeritus status in 1992. While at the Law College, he held the Cline Williams–Flavel A. Wright Professorship. He taught Constitutional Law, Water Law, Legal Profession, Oil and Gas, and Civil Procedure. He was a prolific scholar whose work gained national attention. In 1999, he was honored with the Groundwater Foundation’s 1999 Maurice Kremer Groundwater Achievement Award. The Nebraska State Bar Foundation presented him with its 2001 Outstanding Legal Educator Award. The Lawrence Berger and Richard S. Harnsberger Faculty Wing of the College of Law was dedicated in 2003. After taking emeritus status in 1992, he continued to teach or co-teach classes and seminars. Professor Harnsberger personified what we all hoped and wished the law school could be, and what we on the faculty could be as teachers and scholars. Dick was incredibly smart and incredibly kind. He had a wicked sense of humor, and was admired, nay, adored, by generations of students, and by generations of colleagues.
Susan Poser, Harvey Perlman, Kenneth C. Stephan, Robert F. Bartle, and John Lenich,
In Memoriam: Professor Richard S. Harnsberger,
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