February 16, 2015
Professor Chirelstein, a 1953 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and a leading tax scholar of his generation, taught at Yale Law School and then, from 1981 (with a brief stint in full-time practice as well) at Columbia Law School, where he was emeritus. I will post links to memorial notices when they appear.
UPDATE: Prof. Jeffrey Gordon (Columbia) writes: "Perhaps one thing to highlight is his corporate finance book co-authored with Victor Brudney, 1st ed. 1972, which opened the way to interdisciplinary scholarship in corporate law, as influential a book in its realm as say, Hart & Sacks or even Hart & Wechsler. Marvin also taught a generation of law students who made exceptionally important contributions, including Jack Coffee, Ron Gilson, Merritt Fox, and Roberta Romano but also many others. By the way, Marvin was in the same class as Robert Bork, and, according to a recent essay in Greenbag on Bork and Dworkin, Bork was a groomsman at his wedding."
ANOTHER: Columbia's memorial notice. (Thanks to Keith Rowley for the pointer.)
February 12, 2015
Harvey J. Goldschmid, the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia University, passed away today. He joined the Columbia Law faculty in 1970 and was an expert in securities and antitrust law and corporate governance. His career included a stint as a commissioner of the SEC. He was 74.
January 20, 2015
Professor Henry Butler at George Mason kindly shared this obituary:
Henry Girard Manne died on January 17, 2015 at the age of 86. A towering figure in legal education, Manne was one of the founders of the Law and Economics movement, the 20th century’s most important and influential legal academic discipline.
Manne is survived by his wife, Bobbie Manne; his children, Emily and Geoffrey Manne; two grandchildren, Annabelle and Lily Manne; and two nephews, Neal and Burton Manne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geoffrey and Eva Manne, and his brother, Richard Manne.
Henry Manne was born on May 10, 1928, in New Orleans. The son of merchant parents, he was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Central High School in Memphis, and graduated with a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1950. Manne received a JD from the University of Chicago in 1952, and a doctorate in law (SJD) from Yale University in 1966. He also held honorary degrees from Seattle University, Universidad Francesco Marroquin in Guatemala and George Mason University.
December 23, 2014
December 06, 2014
An early pioneer in law and economics, Professor Schwartz taught at the University of Texas and the University of Virginia, before joining the faculty at Georgetown University in 1979, where he spent the remainder of his career and where he was Professor Emeritus. I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.
(Thanks to Abe Wickelgren for the information.)
UPDATE: The Georgetown memorial notice.
UPDATE: My colleague Lisa Bernstein writes:
Many years ago when I had the honor of teaching with Warren Schwartz at the Georgetown University School of Law, he would routinely ask me to tell him what I would say at his funeral. I would begin (for this was our ritual), "At every workshop he ever attended Warren asked the question that got to the heart of the matter." At that point he would put up his hand and say, "okay, Lisa, now turn it over to Avery (Katz), to say something pleasing and polite." And so we would leave it. Warren was part of a rare breed of colleague who would love you, criticize you, take you dress shopping, and needle you. Indeed,
in my years since leaving Georgetown I have had many colleagues who provided some of the collegial qualities Warren exhibited, but none that had his unique mix, all tied up in a bow of humor, fire in the belly and love for the good of the profession. I will miss him greatly, as will many who knew him well. His contributions both scholarly and personal should inspire us all.
Comments are open for other remembrances, since it's clear Professor Schwartz made a deep impression on many people.