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In a list of the people who have been instrumental in bringing The University of Texas School of Law and its library to the preeminence they enjoy today, professor Roy Mersky would be very close to the top. Mersky's first step in transforming a library that was almost entirely Texas-oriented into one of the top research law libraries in the US and, indeed, the world. Mersky's background; education; employment experiences; and above all, his intelligence, drive, and persistence, equipped him well for formulating and accomplishing his goal of transforming the library. The transformation of the law library did not take place overnight. One of Mersky's first achievements was to expand the availability of materials. Any significant expansion of the law school library's collection would require additional space, and when Mersky arrived there were serious space constraints. The news of Mersky's passing is devastating and a very sad day for The University of Texas School of Law and for the profession at large.
In Memoriam: Tribute to Professor Roy Mersky Ernest E Smith Texas Law Review; Nov 2008; 87, 1; Docstoc pg. 1 Reprodu
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