February 05, 2024

In Memoriam: Dan L. Burk (1962-2024)

A founding member of the law faculty at the University of California, Irvine, Professor Burk taught prior to that at the University of Minnesota and Seton Hall University.  He was a leading scholar in intellectual property and Cyberlaw (or "Internet law" as it was called when he was one of the first to write about it).  I will add links to memorial notices when they appear.

UPDATE:  A very nice remembrance from Lawprof Eric Goldman (Santa Clara).

ANOTHER:  UC Irvine's memorial notice.


February 5, 2024 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 31, 2024

In Memoriam: Marshall S. Shapo (1936-2023)

I only just learned of Professor Shapo's death in December.   He was a longtime member of the law faculty at Northwestern University, where he was emeritus, and a leading scholar in the fields of torts and products liability.  The Northwestern memorial notice is here.


January 31, 2024 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

January 23, 2024

In Memoriam: Charles Fried (1935-2024)

A longtime member of the Harvard Law faculty--who also served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and Solicitor General of the United States during the Reagan Administration--Professor Fried wrote widely in constitutional law, torts, contracts, and legal ethics, among other topics. I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

UPDATE:  An informative obituary from the Harvard Crimson.


January 23, 2024 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

November 20, 2023

In Memoriam: Gerald Frug (1939-2023)

A longtime member of the Harvard law faculty, where he was emeritus, Professor Frug was a leading scholar of local government law.  The Harvard memorial notice is here.


November 20, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

November 14, 2023

In Memoriam: Linda Hirshman (1944-2023)

During her long and varied career, Professor Hirshman was a labor lawyer, a law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, a philosophy professor at Brandeis, and a wide-ranging feminist theorist and activist.  There is an evocative memorial from Katha Pollitt in The Nation.


November 14, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

November 06, 2023

In Memoriam: Richard B. Stewart (1940-2023)

A leading figure (probably the leading figure of his generation) in the fields of administrative and environmental law, Professor Stewart began his career at Harvard Law School, moving to NYU in 1992, where he spent the remainder of his career.  There is a memorial notice here.


November 6, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

September 20, 2023

In Memoriam: JoAnne Epps (1951-2023)

A longtime law faculty member at Temple University--where she also served as Dean of the Law School, Provost, and, at the time of her death, Acting President--Professor Epps died suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this week.  The NYT story about this tragic turn of events is here


September 20, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

August 06, 2023

In Memoriam: Charles Ogletree, Jr. (1952-2023)

A longtime member of the Harvard law faculty, where he was emeritus, Professor Ogletree was an influential teacher, mentor, and litigator, who also wrote on a variety of issues related to criminal law and procedure, as well as civil rights.  The HLS obituary is here, and the NYT obituary is here.


August 6, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

June 05, 2023

In Memoriam: Steven Shiffrin (1941-2023)

A leading scholar and theorist of the First Amendment, Professor Shiffrin taught for many years at Cornell, and, before that, at UCLA.  The Cornell memorial notice is here, which includes at the end a link to a very nice tribute by Professor Michael Dorf.


June 5, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

May 30, 2023

In Memoriam: Thomas Buergenthal (1934-2023)

A leading expert on international law and human rights, Professor Buergenthal was emeritus at George Washington University and also served as a judge on the International Court of Justice.  As a child, he survived the concentration camps, which he he wrote a book about.  I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

 


May 30, 2023 in Memorial Notices | Permalink