It is with incredible sorrow that we have heard that H. Patrick Glenn passed away. We vividly remember him. This summer he attended the 19th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna. He chaired the commission which proposed the members of the Executive Committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law which were newly to be elected.
We have lost a wonderful person, one of the most experienced comparatists. Students and scholars from all continents were extremely impressed by his lectures and his publications. His unique book Legal Traditions of the World (Canada Prize 1998), as well as the quite original General Course he taught at The Hague Academy of International Law, will continue to be used all around the world.
Patrick’s early passing away is a great loss for our Academy to which he has always been genuinely committed. Discussions with him were highly illuminating and challenging.
On behalf of all Academy’s members, we would like to express our deepest condolences to Patrick's family, to the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and to the American Society of Comparative Law.
We will miss him.
Diego P. Fernández Arroyo Katharina Boele-Woelki
Secretary General President