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Barbara Aronstein Black

Barbara Aronstein Black (born 1933[1]) is an American legal scholar. She was the first woman to head an

  • Columbia Law School Faculty Profile

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  1. ^ a b "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kleiman, Carol (March 9, 1987). "More women practice law, but barriers remain". Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Winning due credit for life experience". Milwaukee Journal. January 6, 1986. 
  4. ^ a b McFadde, Robert (May 8, 2001). "Charles L. Black Jr., 85, constitutional law expert who wrote on impeachment, dies". New York Times. 
  5. ^ Moss, Michael (6 June 1988). "Challenge rules, roles, new graduates told". Newsday. 
  6. ^ a b "Faculty Profiles - Barbara Aronstein Black". Columbia Law School. 
  7. ^ "The Blackwell Award". Hobart and William Smith College. 
  8. ^ "HWS: Barbara Aronstein Black". Hobart and William Smith College. 
  9. ^ "Some memories of Charles L. Black, Jr.". Yale Law Journal. June 1, 2002. 


Academic offices
Preceded by
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
Dean of Columbia Law School
Succeeded by
Lance Liebman

Barbara Black is the widow of constitutional scholar and civil rights pioneer Charles Black,[4] with whom she had three children.[9]

Black received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1953,[5] her LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1955, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1975.[6] Black was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1989.[1] She was also for two years president of the American Society for Legal History.[6] Black's work has been concentrated in the area of contracts and legal history. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award[7] and of the Federal Bar Association Prize of Columbia Law School.[8]


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