February 05, 2018
I was sorry to learn of the death of my former colleague Robert W. Hamilton, longtime member of the UT Austin law faculty and author of many well-known and widely used texts related to corporate law. (Professor Hamilton took his law degree from Chicago, though well before my time needless to say.) Although we did not share scholarly interests, we shared many enjoyable barbecue lunches over the years; he was, indeed, a warm and gracious colleague. There is a very nice memorial notice from the local newspaper here.
(Thanks to Michael Churgin for letting me know.)
January 11, 2018
A preeminent figure for many decades in both civil procedure and legal ethics, Professor Hazard taught at Berkeley, Chicago, Yale, Penn, and, since 2009, at the University of California, Hastings. The Penn memorial notice is here and the ALI notice here.
(Thanks to Scott Dodson for the pointer.)
October 12, 2017
A leading law & economics and antitrust scholar, Professor McChesney taught at Emory, Cornell, and Northwestern Universities before taking up a Chair at his alma mater, the University of Miami, in 2011. I will add links memorial notices when they appear.
UPDATE: The University of Miami's memorial notice is here.
August 30, 2017
Before becoming a distinguished and influential federal judge, Phillips served on the law faculty at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was also Dean. There is a lovely memorial notice for Judge Phillips here.
(Thanks to Mitch Berman, who clerked for Judge Phillips, for the pointer.)
July 07, 2017
My former Texas colleague John Dzienkowski kindly called to my attention the recent passing of two well-known figures in the legal academy.
Professor Dorsen was a leading civil liberties advocate and longtime member of the NYU Law faculty. The New York Times obituary is here.
I was particularly saddened to learn of the death of my former Texas colleague John A. Robertson, a leading figure in law and bioethics. The Austin-American Statesman obituary is here, and there is a lovely remembrance from Glenn Cohen (Harvard) here.
June 13, 2017
February 27, 2017
Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Bamberger represented the defendant in the Supreme Court case that gave us the "Brady rule" in criminal procedure, requiring the prosecution to disclose to the defense evidence that might help the accused. The NYT obituary is here. His Maryland colleague Robert Condlin tells me that, in addition to his well-known work and advocacy for legal services for the poor, he was also active in clinical legal education.
February 09, 2017
Former Dean of Cornell Law School, he also taught at the Universities of Chicago (from which he graduated) and Michigan. His scholarly work was in the areas of legal ethics and conflicts, and he also held several important public service posts during his career. The Cornell memorial notice is here.