Remembering Columbia Law School Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid '65
“This outpouring of love and respect is a token of the real love we feel for Harvey,” said Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the S.E.C. who worked closely with Goldschmid throughout his career and relied on him for counsel. “He was gentle, wise, kind, thoughtful, patient—and he certainly smiled easily.”
|Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the S.E.C., speaks|
about his many years of collaboration and
camaraderie with Harvey J. Goldschmid '65.
|Ira M. Millstein '49, chair of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at|
Columbia Law School and an adjunct professor of law and business, and Dean Emeritus
David M. Schizer talk about Harvey Goldschmid's warm friendship and wise counsel.
Joel Seligman, president of the University of
(clockwise from top left) Mary Goldschmid, Harvey's wife of 41 years, added some levity to the occasion
Mary Goldschmid said she and her husband of 41 years were “each other’s history and each other’s habit.” She spoke of their happiness together and also of the joy Harvey derived from his life at Columbia, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees and where he taught for 45 years. Like other speakers, she said Harvey’s legacy would live on because of his influence in the classroom and outside it.
"Our memories remind us of the profound impact a single person can have on the lives of so many." — Gillian Lester, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
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