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Brian Leiter
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April 03, 2014

In Memoriam: Alan Bromberg (1928-2014)

A leading corporate and securities law scholar, Professor Bromberg was a member of the SMU law faculty for more than a half-century.  The SMU memorial notice is here.


April 3, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

March 17, 2014

In Memoriam: Eddie Ohlbaum

Temple University Law Professor Edward Ohlbaum passed away last week.  He had been on the Temple faculty since 1985.  He was 64.


March 17, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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 12, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

March 10, 2014

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

A memorial notice here.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


January 26, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink