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.
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.
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.
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.
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.