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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June 13, 2017

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay (1934-2017)

The lovely memorial notice sent out by Berkeley's Interim Dean Melissa Murray is below the fold:

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February 27, 2017

In Memoriam: E. Clinton Bamberger (1926-2017)

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.


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February 09, 2017

In Memoriam: Roger Cramton (1929-2017)

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.


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December 19, 2016

In Memoriam: Mary Doyle (1943-2016)

An environmental law scholar, she was Dean and Professor Emerita at the University of Miami.  The Miami memorial notice is here.


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December 12, 2016

In Memoriam: Hope Lewis (1962-2016)

At the time of her passing, she was Director of Global Legal Studies and Professor of Law at Northeastern University.

(Thanks to Ibrahim Gassama for the pointer.)

UPDATE:  A longer memorial notice from Northeastern here.


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October 24, 2016

In Memoriam: Jack Greenberg (1924-2016)

The famed civil rights lawyer and longtime Columbia professor passed away earlier this month.  There is an informative memorial notice here.

(Thanks to Edward Hoffman for the pointer.)


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More about Phil Neal...

...whose passing we noted a few weeks ago.  These new interesting anecdotes are courtesy of law professor John Q. Barrett (St. John's).


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October 03, 2016

In Memoriam: Phil C. Neal (1919-2016)

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.


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September 22, 2016

In Memoriam: Hans W. Baade (1929-2016)

Obituary here.  I had the pleasure of being Professor Baade's colleague at the University of Texas for thirteen years, and learned much from his vast erudition--as well as enjoying his sly wit.

(Thanks to Tom Russell for the pointer.)


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