July 05, 2021

In Memoriam: Mathew McCubbins (1956-2021)

A leading and influential scholar of the legislative process, Professor McCubbins was, at the time of his death, a professor in both political science and law at Duke University.  The Duke Political Science memorial notice is here.


July 5, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 22, 2021

In Memoriam: Jack Weinstein (1921-2021)

A longtime member of the Columbia Law School faculty and a district court judge in New York, he was also well-known for his scholarship on evidence, civil procedure and mass torts.  The Columbia memorial notice is here.


June 22, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 04, 2021

In Memoriam: Mary Kay Kane (1946-2021)

Longtime faculty member and Dean at the University of California, Hastings, where she was emeritus, Professor Kane was a leading expert on civil procedure.  Current Hastings Dean David Faigman's memorial announcement is here.


June 4, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

May 19, 2021

In Memoriam: Christopher Stone (1937-2021)

A longtime member of the law faculty at the University of Southern California, Professor Stone was probably best-known for his contributions to environmental law.  The USC memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Scott Altman for the pointer.)


May 19, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

May 12, 2021

In Memoriam: Eugenio Bulygin (1931-2021)

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.)


May 12, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

April 13, 2021

In Memoriam: Zipporah B. Wiseman (1930-2021)

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.)


April 13, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

February 19, 2021

In Memoriam: Phillip Blumberg (1919-2021)

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 19, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

February 17, 2021

In Memoriam: Peter Gerhart (1945-2021)

An expert on antitrust and international trade, Professor Gerhart served as Dean at Case Western for a decade, and before that taught at Ohio State.  More recently, he wrote widely in private law theory.  The Case Western memorial notice is here.

 


February 17, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 19, 2021

In Memoriam: Deborah L. Rhode (1952-2021)

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 19, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 10, 2021

In Memoriam: David Dolinko (1948-2020)

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.


January 10, 2021 in Memorial Notices | Permalink