Remembering Prof. Sara Robbins

Last month, the law school held two events to honor the memory of the late Law Librarian and Professor Sara Robbins. The first was the Third Annual Sara Robbins Memorial Spelling Bee held on Thursday, January 29 in the Subotnick Center. A Brooklyn Daily Eagle article by Samuel Newhouse gave a full account of the event reporting that of the 38 contestants “the last speller standing was Professor Marsha Garrison, who went home a winner after correctly spelling amanuensis (defined as a stenographer, or one who transcribes dictations).” By the end of the night, about $3,000 had been raised for the Sara Robbins scholarship, which is for a Brooklyn Law student.

The next day, Friday, January 30, Dean Joan Wexler hosted a luncheon prior to the Sara Robbins Portrait Dedication on the third floor of the library. In addition to members of the faculty and the library staff, Prof. Robbins sisters, Anne Robbins, Kay Ehrenkrantz and Marlene Robbins were in attendance to dedicate the portrait painted by award-winning artist Linda Tracey Brandon of Phoenix, Arizona.