January 17, 2012

In Memoriam: Charles Haar

Charles Haar, the Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School passed away on January 10.  He was 91.  Haar joined the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor in 1952.  After becoming an emeritus faculty member at Harvard, he taught at the University of Miami School of Law.  He was an expert in land use, urban development and property law.  Among his various achievements,  Haar was one of the key draftsmen responsible for developing four of President Johnson's important urban policy initiatives: the Demonstration and Model Cities Act of 1966; the Safe Streets and Crime Control Act of 1968; Title IV of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (New Communities); and the Section 236 Affordable Housing Guarantee Program.

Posted by Dan Filler on January 17, 2012 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

January 09, 2012

In Memoriam: Hans Smit

Professor Hans Smit, an international arbitration scholar at Columbia Law School, passed away Saturday.  He was 84.  Smit, who was born in Holland, was a significant figure both within the law school and in the international legal community.  He had been at Columbia for 50 years, having joined its faculty in 1960.  

Posted by Dan Filler on January 9, 2012 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

January 06, 2012

In Memoriam: Robert Fletcher

Professor Bob Fletcher, a retired faculty member at the University of Washington, the husband of retired Ninth Circuit Judge Betty Fletcher, and father of Ninth Circuit Judge William Fletcher, died last week.  He was 93.  He was an active member of the UW faculty from 1956-89 and later taught at Hastings, Seattle, and Vermont.  

Posted by Dan Filler on January 6, 2012 in Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

January 05, 2012

In Memoriam: Daniel H. Benson

On December 28, 2011, Professor Dan Benson passed away.  He served on the Texas Tech law faculty from 1973 until 2004, and continued teaching after retirement up until his death.  Benson taught in the area of criminal law.  He was 75.

Posted by Dan Filler on January 5, 2012 in Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

December 26, 2011

In Memoriam: Jane Larson (1958-2011)

Alas, another untimely passing to report.  Professor Larson was Voss-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, well-known for her work in feminist legal theory across a range of areas.  I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

UPDATE:  The Wisconsin memorial notice is here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 26, 2011 in Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

December 24, 2011

In Memoriam: Larry Ribstein (1946-2011)

I'm very sorry to report, via Larry Solum, this shocking news.  At the time of his death, he held an endowed Chair at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he had taught since 2002.  He was well-known for his wide-ranging work on issues in corporate law and securities regulation.  I will post links to memorial notices when they appear.

UPDATE:  Professor Ribstein suffered a massive stroke yesterday, and passed away earlier today.

ANOTHER:  Several warm remembrances and tributes here (and scroll down).

AND ANOTHER:  The memorial notice from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 24, 2011 in Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

December 09, 2011

In Memoriam: Carol West

Carol West, Professor of Law at Mississippi College School of Law, passed away Monday.  West was an active member of the faculty who taught courses in the areas of family law and women in the law.  She had been on the Mississippi College faculty for 36 years, joining at the time Mississippi College acquired the Jackson School of Law in 1975.  West was a graduate of the W and the University of Mississippi School of Law.  She was 67 years old.

Posted by Dan Filler on December 9, 2011 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

December 07, 2011

In Memoriam: David Bederman

Professor David Bederman of Emory Law School passed away on Sunday.  He was 50.  Bederman, who received his JD from Virginia and his Ph.D from the University of London, was an international law scholar.  He had been at Emory since 1991.

Posted by Dan Filler on December 7, 2011 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

December 01, 2011

In Memoriam: Jon Van Dyke

Professor Jon Van Dyke of the University of Hawaii School of Law passed away Tuesday.   He was a Harvard Law grad and clerk to California Chief Justice Roger Traynor, and he joined the faculty at Hawaii in 1976.   He had taught previously at Catholic and Hastings.  Van Dyke was an eclectic scholar and an expert in Native Hawaiian rights.  He was 68. 

Posted by Dan Filler on December 1, 2011 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

September 22, 2011

Memorial Conference in Honor of David Baldus (Iowa)

Details here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 22, 2011 in Memorial Notices, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack