Emeritus Professor Michael Scherschligt joined Hamline University School of Law in 1976. After 32 years of hard work and dedication, he retired from the full-time faculty in 2008. Among Scherschligt's accomplishments was the creation of Hamline's nationally noted legal research and writing program. He personally hired Professor Cathy Deal to replace him when he was ready to move on to other challenges at the school. He also helped establish The Journal of Law and Religion.