January 14, 2019
It has only just come to my attention that my former colleague and longtime faculty member at the University of Texas School of Law, David W. Robertson, passed away at the end of last year. A leading authority on admiralty law--his 1970 Admiralty and Federalism is widely cited by the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court--he was also a scholar of tort law, as well as a very popular teacher. The UT memorial notice is here.
(Thanks to Dennis Hutchinson for calling Professor Robertson's passing to my attention.)
December 31, 2018
We noted the passing of these well-known legal scholars during 2018: David Caron, Robert W. Hamilton, Geoffrey Hazard, Jr., Robert O'Neil, Robert Pitofsky, Ronald Rotunda, Lynn Stout, and Alan Watson. If you click on the "memorial notices" category (in which this post also appears) and scroll through, you can often find more information, including (often) links to obituaries.
November 14, 2018
October 09, 2018
A leading figure in antitrust, he was also Dean of the law school at Georgetown (where he taught for many years) as well as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 2001. The Georgetown memorial notice is here.
(Thanks to Daniel Crane for the pointer.)
October 08, 2018
April 16, 2018
I'm sorry to report that Professor Stout, a leading figure in corporate law at Cornell (and who taught previously for many years at UCLA), has died of cancer. I will add a link to the Cornell memorial notice when it appears.
UPDATE: The Cornell memorial notice is here.
March 22, 2018
Well-known for his treatises and textbooks in both constitutional law and legal ethics, he taught for a quarter-century at the University of Illinois, then at George Mason University, and, most recently, at Chapman University. There is an informative obituary from the ABA Journal here.
February 21, 2018
International law scholar and lawyer David Caron, and longtime member of the Berkeley faculty, who became Dean of the law school at King's College, London some five years ago, has died. I will add links to memorial notices as they appear.
(Thanks to Dean Rowan for the pointer.)
UPDATE: A memorial notice from KCL.
ANOTHER MEMORIAL NOTICE from Berkeley.
February 05, 2018
I was sorry to learn of the death of my former colleague Robert W. Hamilton, longtime member of the UT Austin law faculty and author of many well-known and widely used texts related to corporate law. (Professor Hamilton took his law degree from Chicago, though well before my time needless to say.) Although we did not share scholarly interests, we shared many enjoyable barbecue lunches over the years; he was, indeed, a warm and gracious colleague. There is a very nice memorial notice from the local newspaper here.
(Thanks to Michael Churgin for letting me know.)
January 11, 2018
A preeminent figure for many decades in both civil procedure and legal ethics, Professor Hazard taught at Berkeley, Chicago, Yale, Penn, and, since 2009, at the University of California, Hastings. The Penn memorial notice is here and the ALI notice here.
(Thanks to Scott Dodson for the pointer.)