Schmitthoff, Clive M. (Clive Macmillan), 1903-1990

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Birth 1903-03-24
Death 1990-09-30

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Born Maximilian Schmitthoff in Berlin, 1903; classical education at the Friedrichsgymnasium, Berlin; read law at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and later at the University of Berlin; doctorate in law at Berlin, 1927; joined his father's flourishing law practice and became a successful advocate in the Berlin Kammergericht (court of appeal); forced to leave Germany for England, 1933 where he assumed the name Clive Macmillan; obtained an LLM degree at the London School of Economics, 1936; called to the bar in Gray's Inn, becoming a tenant in the chambers of Valentine Holmes, where he had served his pupillage; part-time lecturer in German at the City of London College (later the City of London Polytechnic); wrote books on commercial German and German poetry and prose; married Ilse, daughter of leading Frankfurt lawyer, Ernst Moritz Auerbach, 1940; wartime service in the Pioneer Corps and Canadian Engineers as a warrant officer; naturalised, 1946; returned to City of London College, initially in the language department but later becoming a lecturer in law in the Department of Professional Studies, lecturer 1948-1958, senior lecturer 1958-1963, principal lecturer 1963-1971; retired, 1971; Gresham chair in law at City University, London, 1976-1986; became joint vice-chairman of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London, 1985, where he introduced and co-taught an LLM course on international trade law, at the same time establishing and organising a series of annual conferences on international commercial law; died, 1990.

From the guide to the SCHMITTHOFF, Clive Macmillan (1903-1990), [1880-1990], (Queen Mary, University of London)

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