January 31, 2023

In Memoriam: Michael J. Kelly (1938-2023)

Professor Kelly, an expert in legal ethics and the legal profession, was also a longtime Dean of the law school at the University of Maryland.  The Maryland memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Robert Condlin for the pointer.)


January 31, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 28, 2023

In Memoriam: Kent Greenawalt (1936-2023)

Professor Greenawalt just recently retired from Columbia Law School, where he taught for more than fifty years and from which he also graduated.  He was well-known for influential articles and books on a wide array of topics in constitutional law (especially the First Amendment), criminal law, and jurisprudence.  I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

UPDATE:   Professor Greenawalt's son, Sasha, also a law professor, kindly gave permission to share this beautiful tribute to his father.

ANOTHER:  Columbia's memorial notice is here.


January 28, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

December 20, 2022

In Memoriam: Herbert Morris (1928-2022)

A longtime UCLA faculty member, there are more details here.


December 20, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

December 05, 2022

In Memoriam: Stephen A. Smith (1958-2022)

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Professor Smith, a distinguished private law theorist and longtime faculty member at McGill University.  Early in his career, he visited at Texas, when I taught there, and I very much enjoyed getting to know him then.  The McGill memorial notice is here.


December 5, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

November 08, 2022

In Memoriam: Dmitry Karshtedt (1977-2022)

I'm sorry to report the untimely passing of Professor Karshtedt, a well-regarded patent law scholar, who was recently tenured at George Washington University.  There are memorials here, here, and here.

(Thanks to Sean Seymore for the information.)


November 8, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

September 15, 2022

In Memoriam: David Lieberman (1953-2022)

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A longtime member of the Jurisprudence & Social Policy faculty at Berkeley's law school, Professor Lieberman had only retired earlier this year.  He was well-known for his contributions to legal history, especially the intellectual history of legal theory.  There is more at the Legal History Blog from legal historian Dan Ernst (Georgetown).  I will add links to memorial notices when they appear.

UPDATE:   A memorial page from the JSP program, along with remembrances from friends, colleagues and former students.  (Thanks to Chris Kutz for the pointer.)


September 15, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

September 12, 2022

In Memoriam: Michael L. Wachter (1943-2022)

A longtime member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty, where he was emeritus, Professor Wachter was well-known for his contributions to labor law and economics and, more recently, corporate law scholarship.  The Penn memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Matt Lister for the pointer.)


September 12, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

August 25, 2022

In Memoriam: Sherry Colb (1966-2022)

I'm very sorry to report the untimely passing of Professor Sherry Colb, a longtime member of the Cornell Law faculty, who wrote widely on criminal procedure, evidence, feminist jurisprudence, and animal rights, among other areas.  There is a memorial notice from her husband, the law professor Michael Dorf, here.

UPDATE:  An here's a nice example of Professor Colb's suitably angry and scathing assessment of the Dobbs opinion and Justice Alito (which Professor Dorf alludes to in  his memorial).


August 25, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 08, 2022

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis (1962-2022)

Dean of the law school at North Carolina Central University since 2020, Dean Lewis wrote widely in the areas of artificial intelligence, assisted reproductive technology, environmental racism, and inheritance law.  There is an announcement from the NCCU Chancellor here and a memorial notice from the University of Minnesota Law School, of which Dean Lewis was an alumna.

(Thanks to Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig for the pointer.)


June 8, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 07, 2022

In Memoriam: Kenneth W. Dam (1932-2022)

A longtime member of the University of Chicago Law School faculty, Professor Dam was an expert on issues of domestic and international economic law and policy.  He also held important positions in both the public and private sector.  The Chicago memorial notice is here.


June 7, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink