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.
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.
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.
September 22, 2011
Memorial Conference in Honor of David Baldus (Iowa)
August 10, 2011
In Memoriam: Harry Wellington (1926-2011)
He was the former Dean of both Yale Law School and New York Law School. NY Times obituary here, noting his work in labor law and constitutional law. (The obituary notes that there is renewed interest in the old Wellington & Winter argument about public labor unions, but neglects to mention that their predictions were falsified [scroll down to the comment by Professor Jacoby]!)
August 01, 2011
In Memoriam: Eric Stein
The pioneer in what we would now call "law of the European Union," Professor Stein had a really remarkable career.
June 14, 2011
In Memoriam: David Baldus (1935-2011)
A longtime member of the law faculty at the University of Iowa, Professor Baldus did hugely important empirical work on the capital punishment system in the United States. A memorial notice is here.
January 12, 2011
In Memoriam: A.W. Brian Simpson (1931-2011)
A leading historian of the Common Law, Professor Simpson taught at Oxford University, the University of Kent, the University of Chicago and, from 1987, at the University of Michigan Law School, where he was emeritus.
October 14, 2010
In Memoriam: Louis Henkin (1917-2010)
A longtime faculty member at Columbia Law School, Professor Henkin was one of the leading figures in international law of the post-War era. There is more information about his career here.
UPDATE: Columbia's memorial notice.
October 09, 2010
In Memoriam: Richard Nagareda (1963-2010)
I am very sorry to have to report the untimely and sudden death of Professor Nagareda, a gifted teacher (he visited at Texas when I taught there, and the students raved about him) and leading civil procedure scholar, best-known for his work on class actions. There is a memorial notice from Vanderbilt here.