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April 23, 2010

Oregon Law Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus George Platt

Oregon Law is mourning the loss of longtime professor George Platt, who passed away Monday, April 12. He was 84.

Professor Platt joined the Oregon Law faculty in 1966 and was awarded emeritus status in 1996. He specialized in municipal government, land use planning, and real estate financing law. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1948 and his LL.B. in 1956, both from the University of Illinois. His daughter, Ellen, is a 1991 alumna of Oregon Law.

Professor Emeritus Dom Vetri fondly remembers Professor Platt’s sense of humor and teaching style.

“George was an accomplished legal expert in the areas of municipal government, land use planning and mortgage law. Students liked his teaching style and enrolled in large numbers in his classes. He was a man who brought humor to his work and teaching and never lost an opportunity to make a clever pun about law or life.”

No service is planned. Remembrances may be made to the Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon.

Related Link:

George Platt obituary (The Register-Guard)

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