April 15, 2014
In Memoriam: Peter Tiersma (1952-2014)
A pioneer in research at the intersection of linguistics and the law, Professor Tiersma taught for a quarter-century at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. The LLS memorial is here.
April 03, 2014
In Memoriam: Alan Bromberg (1928-2014)
A leading corporate and securities law scholar, Professor Bromberg was a member of the SMU law faculty for more than a half-century. The SMU memorial notice is here.
March 17, 2014
In Memoriam: Eddie Ohlbaum
Temple University Law Professor Edward Ohlbaum passed away last week. He had been on the Temple faculty since 1985. He was 64.
March 12, 2014
In Memoriam: B. Sharon Byrd
Law and philosophy scholar, Sharon Byrd, passed away last week in Erlangen, Germany. She was a professor in the Law and Language Center at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and trained in the U.S. (holding a JD from UCLA and a JSD from Columbia.)
March 10, 2014
In Memoriam: Joseph L. Sax (1936-2014)
A memorial notice here.
March 06, 2014
In Memoriam: Sarah Tran
SMU Law Professor Sarah Tran passed away last week after a battle with leukemia.
February 24, 2014
In Memoriam: Theodore Eisenberg (1947-2014)
I am sorry to report the startling and unhappy news that Professor Eisenberg, a longtime member of the Cornell faculty and a pioneer in "empirical legal studies," has passed away. The Cornell memorial notice is here.
February 20, 2014
In Memoriam: George Anastaplo
Loyola-Chicago law professor George Anastaplo passed away earlier this week. He was 88. He joined the Loyola faculty in 1981. In addition to his work as a faculty member, he may be best known for being denied admission to the Illinois Bar because he refused to answer when the Bar asked whether he was a member of the Communist party. He litigated the matter up to the Supreme Court where the Court ruled 5-4 that Illinois was within its rights to deny him membership.
Updated to clarify eliminate any implication that Anastaplo was affiliated with the Communist party and to include a link to an obituary.
February 10, 2014
In Memoriam: Andrew Taslitz
I'm very sad to report that Professor Andrew Eric Taslitz - Taz - of American University (where he moved in 2012 after a long career at Howard University) passed away this weekend after a fight with cancer. He was 57 years old.
January 27, 2014
In Memoriam: Roy Schotland (1933-2014)
Alas, another passing to report: Professor Schotland was emeritus at Georgetown and a leading election law expert. Rick Hasen (UC Irvine) has more.