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.
April 24, 2020
April 22, 2020
A longtime member of the Fordham Law faculty, Professor Reidenberg was well-known for his work on data and privacy law, work that was foundational for the whole field of Internet law. The Fordham memorial notice is here.
(Thanks to Ethan Leib for letting me know about Professor Reidenberg's passing.)
February 25, 2020
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 18, 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.)
December 02, 2019
October 11, 2019
August 30, 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.