HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF LAW PROFESSOR THOMAS L. SHAFFER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 39
(Extensions of Remarks - March 05, 2019)

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    HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF LAW PROFESSOR THOMAS L. SHAFFER

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                           HON. PETER T. KING

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  Mr. KING of New York. Madam Speaker, I rise to honor the life and 
legacy of Notre Dame Law School Professor Thomas L. Shaffer, a true 
icon who passed away last week. Tom Shaffer was a teacher, mentor and 
friend to generations of Notre Dame Law students. I was privileged to 
be one of those students whose life and career benefitted so much from 
that experience.
  Tom Shaffer began his teaching career at Notre Dame in 1963 after 
graduating from the Law School two years earlier. Besides his ability 
in the classroom Professor Shaffer served as Dean from 1971-1975 and 
was a renowned legal ethics scholar and prolific legal author having 
written more than 300 scholarly works.
  Most important was Tom Shaffer's lasting impact on so many students 
to whom he imparted his dedication to strong legal thinking and 
analysis founded on ethics and moral responsibility.
  Tom Shaffer was a good man and that goodness is being reflected in 
the outpouring of statements from so many of his former students since 
his death. All of us have Tom Shaffer in our thoughts and prayers and 
send our sincerest condolences to his wonderful wife Nancy and their 
children and grandchildren.
  Professor Tom Shaffer R.I.P.

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