Remembering Professor Lawrence Herman
The Moritz College of Law remembers Lawrence Herman, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law, who passed away in Columbus, Ohio on June 26, 2022 at the age of 93.
He is survived by Ann Brace, his wife of 19 years; sons David Herman (Sabah Siddiqui Herman), George Zonders (Colleen Dalton-Zonders), Christopher Brace, Matthew Brace, and daughter Courtney Satterwhite (Tim); grandchildren Ayub Herman, Sarah Zonders, Morgan Satterwhite, and Taylor Satterwhite; and sister-in-law Marilyn Herman. Preceded in death by his wives Lucy Rabe Herman and Karen N. Zonders, brother Allen Herman, and son Matthew Herman.
An expert in constitutional and criminal law, Larry joined the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Law in 1961. During his 53-year career at Ohio State, he taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Domestic Relations, and Trial & Appellate Practice. Prior to assuming Emeritus status, he was the Presidents Club Professor of Law. His passion was teaching, especially through the Moot Court program which he directed for thirty-one years. Several teams and individuals were national champions or participated in the National Championship, and the College of Law’s intramural competition now carries his name. He retired in December 2014.
Larry was a founding director and lecturer at the Ohio State Summer Law Program at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University in England. He also was a visiting scholar in an international conference on constitutional rights at the University of Genoa Law School in Italy.
From 1967 to 1987, Larry served on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and was one of three national general counsel from 1980 to 1986. He also served on the board of directors and executive committee of the ACLU of Ohio.