December 02, 2019

In Memoriam: David L. Shapiro (1932-2019)

A longtime member of the Harvard faculty, Professor Shapiro was a leading authority on the federal courts.  The HLS memorial notice is here.


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October 11, 2019

In Memoriam: Oscar Gray (1926-2019)

A well-known torts scholar, Professor Gray taught for a quarter-century at the University of Maryland, where he was emeritus.  There is a memorial notice here.

(Thanks to Robert Condlin for the pointer.)


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August 30, 2019

In Memoriam: Norman Lefstein (1937-2019)

Professor Lefstein taught for many years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill before serving nearly fifteen years as Dean at the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, Indianapolis, where he was emreitus.  The McKinney memorial notice is here.


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July 13, 2019

In Memoriam: James A. Henderson, Jr. (1938-2019)

A leading authority in the fields of torts and products liability, Professor Henderson taught for nearly thirty years at Cornell Law School.  The Cornell memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Anita Bernstein for the pointer.)


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May 21, 2019

In Memoriam: Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte (1933-2019)

A longtime member of the Florida State University faculty, he served as Dean of the College of Law in the 1980s and then as President of the University; he was also a past President of the American Bar Association.  The FSU memorial notice is here.


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May 20, 2019

In Memoriam: John Copeland Nagle (1960-2019)

A leading environmental law scholar, Professor Nagle taught at the University of Notre Dame for the last twenty years.  The ND memorial notice is here.


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April 10, 2019

In Memoriam: Kenneth Karst (1929-2019)

Professor Karst, a distinguished constitutional law scholar and longtime professor of law at UCLA, has passed away.  I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.

UPDATE:  The UCLA memorial notice is here.


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March 11, 2019

In Memoriam: Robert S. Summers (1933-2019)

Alas, there are a lot of passings of notable figures in the legal academy the last couple of days:   Robert Summers, emeritus at Cornell where he spent four decades, who was well-known for his work on commercial law and legal theory, has also died.  The Cornell memorial notice is here.

(Thanks to Brian Bix for the pointer.)


March 11, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

In Memoriam: William C. Powers, Jr. (1946-2019)

I was shocked to learn of the passing of Bill Powers, former Dean of the Law School and President of the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a leading authority on tort law.   I was fortunate to be his colleague and to serve on the faculty at Texas when he was Dean; he was a brilliant and shrewd leader, with excellent academic values and judgment, and great people and political skills.  He improved both the Law School and the University.  He was also a popular and beloved teacher.   The UT Austin memorial notice is here.


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March 10, 2019

In Memoriam: Stephen J. Ellmann (1951-2019)

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Professor Ellmann, a longtime member of the New York Law School faculty, and a leader in clinical legal education and an expert on the law of human rights and South Africa in particular.  There is a lovely tribute from the NYLS Dean here and an obituary here.  I had never met Professor Ellmann, but had corresponded with him over the years, and we had an instructive debate (instructive for me certainly) about experiential education here.

(Thanks to Robert Condlin for the pointer.)


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