March 06, 2014
SMU Law Professor Sarah Tran passed away last week after a battle with leukemia.
March 6, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink
February 24, 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
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
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
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
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
January 17, 2014
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.
January 17, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink
September 12, 2013
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.
September 12, 2013 in Memorial Notices | Permalink