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answering calls from graduates who needed advice on cases they were working on. Just the other day I heard Distinguished Professor Emeritus Charles from a Cooley graduate, Mark Garrison, Senger also shared his admiration for who was a Wyoming public defender and Elliot with the Cooley community upon wanted to share his Elliot story. hearing of his passing. “Our paths first “He said early on as a public defender crossed at University of Detroit Law before I was drafted into the Army,” said he was faced with several difficult evidentiary cases and he immediately Senger. “In his private practice of law, thought of his ‘brilliant law school he was dedicated to the highest ethical professor at Cooley as the only person standards. As a law professor, he strove to support deep commitment to academic he would contact for advice.’ He said it was that contact that sparked his idea to responsibilities.” have Elliot speak to the Wyoming Public Distinguished Professor Emeritus Keith Defenders Association. Hey said that, “Elliot was one of the first “Even a judge who was a Cooley graduate Cooley faculty members I met when I contacted Elliot during an evidentiary came to Lansing. He was a dear friend hearing to confirm the law before he gave and colleague – always the gentleman. his ruling! He will be missed.” appreciated. I will very much remember Elliot Glicksman as my dear friend.”

proud,” stated Palmer. “So, let me brag a little bit about my friend Elliot. After six years of practicing law, he was one of the original professors to join Cooley Law School. Over the decades, Elliot went on to make well over 60 presentations to groups across the nation. He talked to the Georgia judges association. He talked to the Nebraska judges. He talked extensively to the national Judicial College in Nevada. He talked to the Texas judges association, the California administrative judges association, Michigan new judges, the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and the Idaho Judiciary. And that’s to name just a few!”

“But he did it with a smile. He really Professor Kimberly O’Leary shared enjoyed doing it. That was how much he that “Elliot was an outstanding mind, loved Cooley.” a careful thinker, a person devoted to Cooley and to faculty development, and a delightful person.” Thea Glicksman, Elliot’s loving wife of more than four decades, shared how much Elliot loved Cooley and the friends he made at the law school and across the nation.

“Elliot’s great legal knowledge and his willingness to share this knowledge far and wide was a tribute to the kind of person he was,” said Thea. “His expertise not only taught the next generation of lawyers, it Professor Palmer added that Elliot had also helped build the good name and national 17 publications to his credit, including reputation of Cooley Law School. writing the Review of Evidence Law in the “I remember how much time he spent State of Michigan. working on his presentations and “But most of all, what I want to say — on behalf of me and most of you — is that Elliot was my friend,” continued Palmer. “Regardless of professor, distinguished professor, whatever — I will remember him as my friend. No one I know had the unique quality to greet me with, ‘Charlie!’ And smile with that gleam in his eye, and DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS CHARLES SENGER that hard handshake - which I always

“And as a person, a colleague, and a friend, his loss cannot be put into words. He will live always in our memories, and that truly is his final gift.”


Benchmark | Winter 2016