February 25, 2020

Regarding memorial notices

It is not possible to record the passing of every member of the legal academic community.  I try only to post memorial notices for faculty who are likely to be nationally known for their work.  I'm sure I sometimes make mistakes of omission, for which my apologies.


February 25, 2020 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

February 18, 2020

In Memoriam: Francis McGovern (1945-2020)

A longtime member of the Duke law faculty, he was also a regular visiting professor of law at the University of California, Hastings.   He was an expert on products liability and mass tort litigation, and served as the court-appointed "special master" in many major tort cases involving opioids, silicone implants asbetos, lead paint and others.  I will add links to memorial notices when they appear.

(Thanks to Scott Dodson for the information.)


February 18, 2020 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.


December 2, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.)


October 11, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.


August 30, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.)


July 13, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.


May 21, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.


May 20, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.


April 10, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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