Professor Max Radin, the son of a Rabbi, moved to the United States at age four and grew up interested in religious tradition, as well as classical literature and the law. He taught in New York City’s public schools before moving on to various colleges. All the while, he contributed to legal and classical studies by writing on them and more importantly, by discussing them with colleagues and students. In 1922, he married Dorothea Prall, who died two years before he did. He was survived by one daughter, Rhea.