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Jewish Legal Scholar Named Outstanding World Lawyer

Bernard Segal, the Philadelphia legal scholar and teacher, human rights activist and a leader in Jewish affairs, was acclaimed here tonight by the World Through Law Peace Conference as the “outstanding world lawyer.” Segal, a former president of the American Bar Association and of the American. College of Trial Lawyers, was one of four to receive honors at the conference which has drawn 1700 delegates from 129 countries along with about twice that many American lawyers, judges and law students.

Others honored included Manfred Lachs of Poland, president of the international Court of Justice, as the “outstanding world Jurist”; Fouad Ammoun of Lebanon, who was a Lebanese delegate to the United Nations and formerly a vice-president of the international Court of Justice, named to receive the Human Rights Award; and Jouquin Garrigues, of the University of Madrid, who was named the world’s legal scholar. Garrigues studied laws of the sea for 43 years.

Segal, born in New York City and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College and Law School has long been identified with Jewish affairs, along with his countless services to state, national and international bodies.

He is on the Board of Governors of Dropsie University in Philadelphia and holds honorary degrees from Dropsie and Hebrew Union College. He also is honorary president of the Allied Jewish Appeal; a trustee of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains at Albert Einstein Medical College; life member and former officer of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, the Brandeis Lawyers Society, the Jewish Publication Society of America, and the National Board of the Jewish League for Israel. He and his wife, the former Geraldine Rosenbaum, have two children.

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