May 05, 2014
In Memoriam: Gary Becker (1930-2014)
The distinguished economist had a profound impact as well on legal scholarship, including the work of many of my colleagues (he also, in recent years, held an appointment in the Law School). The Chicago memorial notice is here.
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.