In Memoriam: Gilbert Ginsburg

Gilbert Ginsburg
November 14, 2018

Gilbert Ginsburg, former Professor of Law and Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, passed away October 26, 2018 at the age of 82.

Professor Ginsburg grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School at age 20. He began his legal career with NASA and became the youngest member of the NASA Board of Contract Appeals.

Professor Ginsburg began teaching at GW Law as an Associate Professor in 1967. He became a full-time professor and the Director of the Government Contracts Program for most of the 1970s. In 1979, he became Dean of the Touro Law School, but soon after went into private practice.

During his time at GW Law he focused on the labor law aspects of Government contracting as well as the standard elements of the contracting process. By 1979 he had established himself as a leading expert in these labor law matters and carried that into private practice for many years. Professor Ginsburg returned to teach at GW Law as an adjunct for most of the 1980s.

GW Law Professor Emeritus Ralph Nash had these reflections about Professor Ginsburg:

"Gil was an esteemed member of the faculty of the George Washington University Law School. Working with Gil was a joy."

A full memoriam will be published in the forthcoming issue of volume 48 of the Public Contract Law Journal.