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Eliezer Ereli
1928-2018
Eliezer Ereli, Professor of Law Emeritus, died at his home on February 25, 2018.
Born on May 10, 1928, in Tel Aviv, Palestine, Eli came the United States in 1949, after serving in the Palmach during Israel's war for independence. He earned a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1952 and a Ph.D from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1956.
Eli married Ruth White in 1954 and returned with her to Israel in 1956, where he did research at the Israeli Foreign Ministry when he was awarded the Alarzarov Prize. Eli and Ruth returned to the United States in 1957, and he earned his LL.B from Yale Law School in 1960.
For the next two years, Eli worked in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. He joined the Law Faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles in 1962, before moving to Tulane University Law School in 1965 and Bates College of Law at the University of Houston, in 1969.
Eli's teaching and research focused on Latin American economic integration, international law of the sea, admiralty and environmental law. He was a Visiting Professor at several overseas universities, including Cambridge University's Trinity College and la Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.
Eli is survived by his wife Ruth, his two sons Adam and Michael, their wives Marina and Maria, as well as his grandchildren Nicole Ereli and Thomas Ereli and his step-grandchildren Masha Pastuhov-Pastein and Sonia Pastuhov-Pastein Foster.
The family will receive friends at Michael's home on Saturday, March 3, from 4 to 6 PM.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2018
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