Former Law Professor Dies At Age 96

Austin Wakeman Scott, Dane Professor of Law Emeritus and one of the nation's leading authorities on trust law, died yesterday at the age of 96.

The man whom the late former dean of the Law School once called "Mr. Harvard Law School" had been a member of the Law School faculty for more than 50 years when he retired in 1961.

In 1956, for the second edition of his "Treatise on Trusts," Scott received Harvard's highest faculty award, the Ledlie Prize, presented to an individual who "has by research, discovered or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind."