R.I.P. Professor Gabriel Wilner

by Julian Ku

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Professor Gabriel Wilner

Sad news from the University of Georgia:

Gabriel Michael Wilner, a University law professor and executive director of International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies, died unexpectedly at his home Friday.

A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Wilner has been with UGA since 1973 and has served in several capacities since coming to the University. He has taught private international, comparative and maritime law, served as director of the law school’s Master of Laws program, and directed the Brussels Seminar on the Law and Institutions of the European Union since its inception in 1973….

A memorial service for Wilner will be held at the Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens on Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests a donation to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.


5 Responses

  1. Professor Wilner was a charming, caring, and kind person. I will miss his colorful outlook on life and the law.

  2. Response…
    I took the Brussels seminar back in 1990 and it was a wonderful experience. I particularly remember having a beer with Professor Wilner and his waxing nostalgic and almost tearful over the beauties of his native Beirut before the civil war devastated it. R.I.P.

  3. Response…
    I am still in shock,, however, Prof was such a meticulous man, made international law easy, was easy to be around with and always made life at UGA easy. May his soul rest in peace.

  4. I can’t describe how sad this news makes me.  I knew Gabe well during my two years at Georgia; he was a wonderful man.  He will be deeply missed.

  5. I immensely regret the loss of Prof Willner who not only shared with and thaught us his passion for people but also his passion for nations. The world undoubtedly has been and will be a better place because of him..And I wish his family and friends the strength to find relieve in the wisdom he has left behind.

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