March 07, 2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Garrett (1963-2016)

Professor Garrett, the President of Cornell University since 2015, died of colon cancer.  She was previously Provost of the University of Southern California, and a professor of law there and at the University of Chicago.  A truly tragic turn of events. 

(Thanks to Paul Caron for the pointer.)

UPDATE:  A statement from the University here.


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February 15, 2016

In Memoriam: Bill Rice

Professor G. William Rice, of the University of Tulsa College of Law, passed away yesterday.  He was an expert in Native American rights and American Indian Law, among other things. Rice joined the Tulsa faculty in 1995. 


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November 10, 2015

In Memoriam: John H. Jackson (1932-2015)

The Georgetown memorial notice (where Jackson spent the last nearly twenty years of his distinguished career) is here.

(Thanks to Robert Thompson for the pointer.)


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October 27, 2015

In Memoriam: Peter Tillers (1943-2015)

Emeritus at Cardozo Law School, he was well-known for his contribution to evidence scholarship.  The Cardozo memorial notice is here.


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September 24, 2015

In Memoriam: Calvin Massey (1949-2015)

Alas, another life taken by cancer to report today:   Professor Massey was a distinguished constitutional law scholar, who spent most of his career at UC Hastings, before moving in 2012 to take up the Daniel Webster Chair at the law school at the University of New Hampshire.  I will add a link to a memorial notice when one appears.

UPDATE:  An obituary.


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In Memoriam: Michael J. Zimmer (1946-2015)

A well-known scholar in the labor and employment law fields, he was, at the time of his death, a professor of law at Loyola University, Chicago.  There is a brief memorial notice here, as well as recollections from colleagues and friends.

(Thanks to Bob Condlin for the pointer.)


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August 08, 2015

In Memoriam: Robert Burt

Yale Law Professor Robert Burt passed away this week.  Rick Garnett has a remembrance here.  Professor Burt was 76,


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August 04, 2015

In Memoriam: Marc Poirier

The sad news this week is that Marc Poirier, of Seton Hall Law, passed away.  He was 63.


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July 23, 2015

In Memoriam: Christopher Fairman

Ohio State Law Professor and Associate Dean Christopher Fairman passed away uexpectedly this week.  He was 54.  Details are here.


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May 26, 2015

In Memoriam: Daniel Meltzer (1951-2015)

The Harvard memorial notice is here.


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