Hans Smit
Stanley H. Fuld Professor Emeritus of Law
Columbia Law School mourns the loss of Professor Hans Smit, a pioneering scholar and a distinguished practitioner in the field of international arbitration and international procedure. He passed away on January 7, 2012, at the age of 84. For more than 50 years, Hans was a powerful presence at the Law School, where he made a remarkable contribution to the institution, to generations of students, and, of course, to the field of international arbitration. We will miss him terribly.