September 12, 2013

In Memoriam: Penelope Pether

I am very sad to report that Professor Penelope Pether, of Villanova Law School, passed away on Tuesday.  She came to Villanova in 2005, along with her husband, Professor David Caudill.  She previously taught at American University.  Penny was 55.

Posted by Dan Filler on September 12, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

September 02, 2013

In Memoriam: Ronald Coase (1910-2013)

Chicago's memorial notice.  Professor Coase joined the University of Chicago Law School faculty in 1964, and received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991.  He continued to produce scholarly work into his 100s!  In a survey of readers several years ago, Coase ranked 4th (after Holmes, Posner, and Dworkin) among the most influential legal thinkers in American law of the past century.  It was a remarkable act of foresight for the Law School to hire Coase, who did not have a law degree, and to do so long before interdisciplinary scholarship had become the norm at leading law schools.  No doubt many obituaries and memorials will be forthcoming over the next few days; I will try to add links to a few of them.

UPDATE:  The Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics here has a terrific set of links to and about his work.

ANOTHER:  The New York Times obituary.

AND ANOTHER:  Cass Sunstein has a nice explanation of the core ideas of the so-called "Coase Theorem."

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 2, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

August 20, 2013

In Memoriam: Judge Joseph McLaughlin

Judge Joseph McLaughlin Jr., who joined the Fordham Law faculty in the early 1960's and served as the school's dean from 1971-81, died last week.  Since 1981, he has served as a Federal Judge on the Eastern District of New York and the Second Circuit.  He was 80.

Posted by Dan Filler on August 20, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

August 19, 2013

In Memoriam: Michael McIntyre

Professor Michael McIntyre of the Wayne State University School of Law passed away last week.  He was 71.  He joined the Wayne State faculty in 1975. 

Posted by Dan Filler on August 19, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

August 09, 2013

In Memoriam: Craig Bradley

Professor Craig Bradley, the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law at the University of Indiana - Bloomington, passed away this week.  He was 67.  Bradley was a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and joined the IU faculty in 1979.

Update: I have corrected Professor Bradley's age.  He was not 70 as I originally reported.

Posted by Dan Filler on August 9, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 25, 2013

In Memoriam: Kathleen Brickey

Kathleen Brickey, the James Carr Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence at Washington University School of Law,  passed away last week.  She was a scholar in the area of corporate and white collar crime.  She was 68.

Posted by Dan Filler on June 25, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 24, 2013

In Memoriam: M. Michael Sharlot (1935-2013)

My former colleague died of a stroke this past weekend.  Mike Sharlot was the Interim Dean and then Dean of the University of Texas School of Law from 1994 to 2000, and had taught there (primarily in the areas of criminal law and evidence) from 1969 until his retirement several years ago.  I will add a link to the UT memorial notice as soon as it appears.

UPDATE:  UT's memorial notice.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 24, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

May 23, 2013

In Memoriam: Daniel Schaffer

Professor Daniel Schaffer of the Northeastern University School of Law passed away on May 8.  He was 74.  Schaffer, a tax expert, joined the Northeastern faculty in 1970. 

Posted by Dan Filler on May 23, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

May 16, 2013

In Memoriam: Richard Coulson

Richard Coulson, professor emeritus at Oklahoma City University School of Law, passed away last week.  He was 70.  Coulson joined the OCU faculty in 1969 and served as the school's dean from 1973-76.

Posted by Dan Filler on May 16, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

April 25, 2013

Recent Passings: George Bunn and John Sutton Jr.

In recent days, two significant senior colleagues have passed away.  George Bunn, former law dean at the University of Wisconsin, died last Sunday.  He was 87.  In addition to his 17 years on the faculty at Wisconsin, which included leading the school from 1972-75, he was the first general counsel for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1961-69.  John Sutton Jr. passed away last Friday at the age of 95.  He served on the University of Texas law faculty from 1957-2003, and was the school's dean from 1979-84.

Posted by Dan Filler on April 25, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink