Second Circuit Senior Judge McLaughlin Dies at 80

, New York Law Journal


Joseph McLaughlin, a longtime federal judge who was born of working-class roots in Brooklyn, nurtured in the Jesuit academic tradition and renowned for his scholarship, wit and compassion, died Thursday after a brief bout with pneumonia.

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  • Charles Fewell

    I am saddened to ready of Judge McLaughlin's passing. I remember him well. He came to Harvard in the spring of 1967 to teach NY practice and prepare us graduating 3rd year students for the NY Bar Exam. His teaching skills substantially exceeded those of most of my professors at Harvard, with the notable exceptions of Derek Bok and Paul Freund who were his equal. He had great charm and personal magnetism My girlfriend at the time who accompanied me on passion to those Saturday classes found him very attractive and aroused a bit of jealousy in me. He must have taught me well since I passed the NY Bar Exam on the first try.

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