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BRODLEY, Joseph Franklin, 89, Professor of Law at Boston University, died peacefully on January 28th, 2016, at Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA where he resided for the last 2 ½ years. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Angeli B. Brodley, he is survived by his daughter Barbara Brodley Barker, her husband Gordon Barker and their son Cameron, and by his daughter Carla Elizabeth Brodley, her husband George Overholser and their three sons, Benjamin, Christopher and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother Robert D. Brodley and wife Renee. Professor Brodley earned his BA in Philosophy from UCLA, LLB from Yale University, and LLM from Harvard University. He also graduated from the California Maritime Academy and served as an officer in the naval reserve during the Korean War. After a decade in private practice both in New York City and Los Angeles, he entered academia. An internationally recognized scholar, he taught in the areas of antitrust law and economic regulation. He served as faculty member of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University from 1968 to 1979, and the Boston University (BU) School of Law from 1979 to 2009, where he was named the Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law. He served as interim dean at the BU School of Law, 1989 to 1990, after which he was appointed senior associate dean of research. He also held a joint appointment in the BU Economics Department. In 1992, he was part of the UN consulting mission to China, assisting in law revision to facilitate a market economy. Professor Brodley lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and served as a consultant to many organizations including the Federal Trade Commission and the Ford Motor Company. He testified before congressional committees on many occasions. Professor Brodley also taught at the Universities of Michigan and Southern California, and served as a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Over the years, he published numerous articles in many leading legal and economic journals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WGBH at www.wgbh.org, or, Doctors without Borders at www.doctorswithoutborders.org. A memorial service will be held on May 14th at 1:00 p.m., First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., in the Back Bay. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 3, 2016
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