David L. Shapiro ’57

David Shapiro represents the true Renaissance man of legal academia. He has been a scholar, reformer, advocate, public servant and teacher, and at every turn, he has been a leader and model of excellence. There is much in his brilliant career to celebrate.

Leaving the stage

Imagine for a moment a lawsuit involving, as so many of them do, a dispute over accounting practices. Now add some complex questions of federal jurisdiction and procedure. Then assume that the parties decide—wisely—to settle. As the saying goes, “Who you gonna call?”

Once more, with feeling

For decades, negotiators have struggled to “separate the people from the problem,” one of the cardinal rules set forth in the seminal book “Getting to Yes.” But what if the people are the problem–or at least appear to be?