Brooklyn Law prof marks 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brooklyn Law School professors and alumni refer to an “institution,” they might very well be talking about Professor Joseph Crea.

Colleagues and friends gathered recently to celebrate Crea’s 100th birthday at the school where he has taught for over six decades.

Crea began working at the law school as a librarian after his 1947 graduation and started teaching the next year. Besides teaching tax, tort, commercial and other aspects of law,, he wrote a legal research guide and
served on a mayoral committee for selecting marshals.

Crea taught until September. He continues advising faculty members, sitting on the admissions committee and attending faculty meetings.

His career interest dawned when he found a pile of abandoned law books on a roadside in the 1930s.