May 12, 2021
An Argentinian legal philosopher, and longtime member of the law faculty at the University of Buenos Aires, Professor Bulygin enjoyed an international reputation for important contributions to all aspects of jurisprudence (see a collection of his papers from OUP for a sense of the range of issues he worked on); his most famous and influential work was probably 1971's Normative Systems. An obituary in Spanish is here.
On a personal note, I had the great honor of meeting him a number of years ago when he came to my lecture at the University of Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. A great legal philosopher and a very gracious man.
(Thanks to Luís Duarte d'Almeida for calling his death to my attention.)
April 13, 2021
An expert in commercial law and feminist legal theory, Professor Wiseman was a longtime member of the law faculty at the University of Texas, and also taught at Northeastern and Harvard. The Texas memorial notice is here.
(Thanks to Steve Ratner for the pointer.)
February 19, 2021
An expert in corporate law, Professor Blumberg spent ten years as Dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law, a transformative period in the history of the school. He retired from teaching at UConn in 1990. The UConn memorial notice is here.
(Thanks to Patricia McCoy for the pointer.)
February 17, 2021
January 19, 2021
MOVING TO FRONT (ORIGINALLY POSTED JANUARY 9: UPDATED
A leading scholar of legal ethics and the legal profession, as well as gender and the law, Professor Rhode spent her academic career at Stanford Law School. I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.
UPDATE: The Stanford memorial notice is here.
ANOTHER UPDATE: The NY Times obituary is here.
January 10, 2021
MOVING TO FRONT FROM DECEMBER 31--UPDATED
Emeritus at UCLA, where he spent his entire career (and earned both his J.D. and Ph.D. in philosophy), Professor Dolinko was an important contributor to criminal law theory and many topics in substantive criminal law and procedure. Professor Dolinko succumbed yesterday to COVID.
I will add links to memorial notices when they appear.
UPDATE: The UCLA memorial notice.
November 18, 2020
June 30, 2020
May 20, 2020
Blog Emperor Caron has a very nice memorial for his colleague Jim McGoldrick, who taught at Pepperdine for a half-century, where he was clearly a beloved teacher; from Dean Caron's memorial:
As a faculty member and then Dean, I witnessed first hand Jim's incredible talent and dedication as a teacher. Courtney and I have hosted hundreds of students in our home for dinners in my three years as dean, and we always go around the table asking students which professor has had the biggest impact on them. Jim's name is mentioned time after time after time -- the students simply loved him. And Jim loved his students. I will never forget discussing with Jim how we could minimize the impact of his COVID-19 illness on his students moments before he was to be put on a ventilator. I am in awe that, in that scary moment, Jim's main concern was his students.