Monday, April 14, 2003
Quinnipiac University School of Law Honors Westporter Mary Moers Wenig
She died in January, but for colleagues and friends at Qunnipiac University School of Law, Westporter Mary Moers Wenigs memory remains bright as ever.
Several dozen gathered today at the university in Hamden, Conn. to honor Wenig, a two-term member of WestportҒs Representative Town Meeting (RTM) and a nationally known expert on taxation, trusts and estates, and marital property. Among them were several from Westport.
Wenig, a professor at the law school since 1978, died Jan. 18 at the age of 76 after a lengthy illness. She had been a member from the RTMs District 4 since 1999.
Brad Saxton, dean of the law school, said he had received dozens of tributes to Wenig since her death, including one from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginzburg.
He said the university has established a scholarship in Wenig’s name and displayed a portrait of her which he said would initiate a new gallery of law school faculty members.
ғProfessor Wenigs passionate commitment to the lawyer/scholarҒs active role in the positive advancement of the law is the legacy she leaves to the law school, the legal profession and humanity, said a program tribute to Wenig. ԓWe honor her memory by emulating that commitment.