William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law Emeritus. (Property.) Professor Axelrod earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an LL.B. from Yale. He has been a member of the Rutgers faculty since 1960. In 1978, the Rutgers University Board of Governors appointed Professor Axelrod to the law school`s first-named professorship. He is the coauthor of a casebook in real estate law.