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.)  

Posted by Dan Filler on March 12, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

March 10, 2014

In Memoriam: Joseph L. Sax (1936-2014)

A memorial notice here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 10, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

March 06, 2014

In Memoriam: Sarah Tran

SMU Law Professor Sarah Tran passed away last week after a battle with leukemia.  

Posted by Dan Filler on March 6, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 24, 2014 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.

Posted by Dan Filler on February 20, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.

Posted by Dan Filler on February 10, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 27, 2014

In Memoriam: Roy Schotland (1933-2014)

Alas, another passing to report: Professor Schotland was emeritus at Georgetown and a leading election law expert.  Rick Hasen (UC Irvine) has more.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 27, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 26, 2014

In Memoriam: Randall Bezanson (1946-2014)

I am sorry to report that Professor Bezanson, a leading constitutional law scholar and a longtime member of the University of Iowa law faculty (who also served as Dean at Washington & Lee), has passed away

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 26, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 17, 2014

In Memoriam: Abe Dash

Emeritus Professor Abraham Dash, of the University of Maryland law school, passed away last week. He was 86.  In 2005, the Maryland Law Review published a lovely series of tributes to Dash.  You can read them here.

Posted by Dan Filler on January 17, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

November 22, 2013

In Memoriam: Myrna Raeder

Professor Myrna Raeder of Southwestern University Law School passed away this week.  She joined the Southwestern faculty in 1979.  Raeder was 66.

Posted by Dan Filler on November 22, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink