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Francis A. Gabor
The law school mourns the loss of Professor Francis A. Gabor, who passed away this weekend at home. A memorial service and reception to honor his many contributions to the law school and the legal community will be held in April, with details to be announced.

Professor Gabor was a Holocaust survivor who came from his native Budapest to the United States in 1968. In addition to receiving his first law degree in Budapest, he received an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a J.D. degree from Tulane.

Professor Gabor joined the law school faculty in 1976. His courses included International Law, Comparative Law, International Business Transactions, Conflicts of Law, and Immigration Law. Professor Gabor wrote numerous law reviews articles on international law, international conflict of laws, immigration law, and legal developments in Central-Eastern Europe. He was awarded the Fulbright Hays Fellowship and Awards in 1981-82, 1990-91, and 1995-1996.

Professor Gabor was a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest for more than twenty years, and taught summer classes on Transnational Law at the Loyola, Cardozo, and McGeorge Summer Law Programs in Budapest and Vienna. During the 1990's, he also was the Director of the University of Memphis Summer Law Program in Budapest and Vienna. Francis also was the faculty advisor of the International Law Society throughout his law school tenure, and was the successful coach of the Law School's Jessup International Law Mock Trial Teams for twenty-five years. Many participants won best advocate and best brief awards in these competitions.

"When you mention the name Francis Gabor, everybody smiles. Francis loved and celebrated every day of his life, and was a joy to behold." Larry Pivnick, Professor of Law

"Francis exhibited a mastery of the law and a thorough understanding of the political and economic forces shaping international events. He was a tremendously compassionate person who was dedicated to his students." Kevin H. Smith, Dean and Thomas B. Preston Professor of Law, The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law


Teaching interests:
Conflicts of Laws, Commercial Law, Business Associations, International Law, Comparative Law, International Business Transactions, Immigration Law, Legal Writing and Research.

Education: Dr. Jur., cum laude, 1967, Eotvos Lorand Science University, Budapest; LL.M., 1973, University of California at Berkeley; J.D., 1975, Tulane University.

Experience: Judicial clerkship with the Central Court of Budapest, 1966-67; assistant legal counsel for Cseppel Iron Works, Inc., 1968; legal research assistant to Chairman Will E. Leonard of the International Trade Commission, 1974; law clerk and associate for Clemons, Taube and Sauer, 1976; Faculty of Law and State Sciences, Eotvos Lorand Science University, 1965-66, 1981-82, 1990-91, 1995-1996; joined the faculty of The Salzburg Institute in International Legal Studies in 1982; University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1984-85; joined The University of Memphis School of Law faculty in 1976.

Admitted: Washington, D.C.; Tennessee. Achievements/Publications: Contributing author of Foreign Investment in Central and Eastern Europe (published by Columbia University of New York), Advisor for the Parker School Journal of East European Law. Professor Gabor has written numerous law reviews articles on international law, international conflict of laws, immigration law, and legal developments in Central-eastern Europe. He was awarded the Fulbright Hays Fellowship and Awards in 1981-82, 1990-91, and 1995-1996. He is a member of the American Society of International Law, International Law Association American Branch.
  

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