Tribute to Leon Gabinet


Erik M. Jensen


This article honors, with some well-deserved ridicule thrown in along the way, Case Western Reserve’s legendary tax professor, Leon Gabinet. It chronicles Leon’s rise from a barefoot farm boy in Poland and Chicago—rooting, hopelessly, for the Chicago Cubs—to his heroic time in the Pacific in World War II, his years at the intellectually intense University of Chicago, the brain deadening time spent playing hockey, his long-time law practice in Portland, and, most important, his several decades (not yet over) as the most popular and erudite teacher at the law school of Case Western Reserve University.


Leon Gabinet, University of Chicago, Chicago Cubs, taxation, Dzieṅ dobry

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Case Western Reserve Law Review

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65 Case Western Law Review 4 (2014)


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