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Longtime Golden Gate Law Prof Bernard Segal Dies

Posted Aug 18, 2011 10:13 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A longtime Golden Gate University law professor who defended Vietnam War protesters and civil rights advocates, Bernard Segal, has died at the age of 81.

Segal's most prominent client was Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald, accused of murdering his family in 1970 in a case portrayed in the book Fatal Vision, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. MacDonald still asserts his innocence and is seeking to overturn his conviction.

Segal spent 39 years at the law school where he directed the litigation program, the Recorder reports. Former students are posting their memories at the Facebook group Bernie’s Crew.

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