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.
December 19, 2016
December 12, 2016
October 24, 2016
October 03, 2016
The antitrust scholar and litigator served as Dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 1963 to 1975, a crucial period of hiring for the law school that set the stage for Chicago's later dominance of law & economics. Chicago's memorial notice is here.