October 09, 2018

In Memoriam: Robert Pitofsky (1929-2018)

A leading figure in antitrust, he was also Dean of the law school at Georgetown (where he taught for many years) as well as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 2001.  The Georgetown memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Daniel Crane for the pointer.)


October 9, 2018 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

October 08, 2018

In Memoriam: Robert M. O'Neil (1934-2018)

Law professor, First Amendment and academic freedom expert, and former leader of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Virginia; the Washington Post obituary is here.


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April 16, 2018

In Memoriam: Lynn Stout (1957-2018)

I'm sorry to report that Professor Stout, a leading figure in corporate law at Cornell (and who taught previously for many years at UCLA), has died of cancer.  I will add a link to the Cornell memorial notice when it appears.

UPDATE:  The Cornell memorial notice is here.


April 16, 2018 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

March 22, 2018

In Memoriam: Ronald Rotunda (1945-2018)

Well-known for his treatises and textbooks in both constitutional law and legal ethics, he taught for a quarter-century at the University of Illinois, then at George Mason University, and, most recently, at Chapman University.  There is an informative obituary from the ABA Journal here.


March 22, 2018 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

February 21, 2018

In Memoriam: David Caron (1952-2018)

International law scholar and lawyer David Caron, and longtime member of the Berkeley faculty, who became Dean of the law school at King's College, London some five years ago, has died.  I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

(Thanks to Dean Rowan for the pointer.)

UPDATE:  A memorial notice from KCL.

ANOTHER MEMORIAL NOTICE from Berkeley.


February 21, 2018 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

February 05, 2018

In Memoriam: Robert W. Hamilton (1931-2018)

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.)


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January 11, 2018

In Memoriam: Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. (1929-2018)

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.)


January 11, 2018 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

October 12, 2017

In Memoriam: Fred S. McChesney (1948-2017)

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.


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August 30, 2017

In Memoriam: J. Dickson Phillips, Jr. (1922-2017)

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.)


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July 07, 2017

In Memoriam: Norman Dorsen (1930-2017) and John A. Robertson (1943-2017)

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.


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