Clyde Summers and the Early Yale Years, 138 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 643 (1990)
Who ever heard of dedicating a casebook to the senior author of a rival book? Two explanations are possible. In this case both are true. The rival casebook is no real competition; but its senior author is Mr. Labor Law. The dedication in the tenth edition of the leading casebook reads: "To Clyde W. Summers. Exemplary Scholar, Teacher, and Colleague Whose Probing, Farsighted, Constructive and Compassionate Writings Provide a Model for All in the Field of Labor Law." And that too is true.
Clyde and I came to Yale together in the Fall of 1956. I had just finished a clerkship and was, more or less, starting out. Clyde was a distinguished visiting professor and, during the course of the year, accepted the law faculty's offer of tenure. That was a happy day for Yale.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Wellington, Harry H., "Clyde Summers and the Early Yale Years" (1990). Faculty Scholarship Series. 1938.