Wisconsin Law housing rights champion Vel Phillips dies at 95

8 April 2019

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON — Wisconsin Law alumna Vel Phillips ’51, the law school’s first African-American graduate, died on April 17. She was 95. Phillips — the first African-American to serve on Milwaukee’s Common Council and the first woman elected to it — became an influential voice in the national movement for fair housing during the….

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Stanford Law mourns the death of alumnus and military pilot

27 March 2019

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL — Stanford Law alumnus Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis ’17 died near the border of western Iraq and Syria when his United States military helicopter crashed during a troop transport. Zanetis, 37, was an active Air National Guard member and helicopter pilot, as well as a fire marshal for the New York City Fire….

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Cumberland Law alumna and judge Helen Shores Lee dies at 77

27 March 2019

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY —  Cumberland Law alumna and retired judge Helen Shores Lee passed away on July 2 at the age of 77. Lee was the daughter of famed civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, who defended Martin Luther King Jr. during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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In Memoriam: William & Mary Law Professor William W. Van Alstyne

19 February 2019

WILLIAM & MARY LAW — William W. Van Alstyne, one of the nation’s foremost constitutional law scholars, and William & Mary’s Lee Professor of Law from 2004 to 2012, died on January 29 in Southern California.

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John Marshall Remembers Professor Ronald Smith

29 October 2018

JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL — Ronald C. Smith, a retired professor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, died Oct. 19, 2018. He was 84.

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John Marshall Remembers Former Dean Robert Gilbert “Gil” Johnston

29 October 2018

JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL — Robert Gilbert “Gil” Johnston, a former dean at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, died on June 21, 2018. He was 86.

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Georgetown Law mourns the passing of Stephen B. Cohen

28 August 2018

GEORGETOWN LAW — Professor Stephen B. Cohen taught tax and human rights courses at Georgetown Law to generations of students.

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IU McKinney Profsesor Lawrence Jegen III dies at 83

1 June 2018

THE INDIANA LAYWER — Longtime Indiana McKinney Law Professor Lawrence Jegen III died at his Indianapolis home at age 83 after an illness. Jegen built a national reputation as one of the foremost experts in tax law, but he spent much of his professional life in the place he most loved — the classroom.

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Indiana McKinney Law professor Lawrence Jegen dies at 83

21 May 2018

THE INDIANA LAWYER — Indiana McKinney Law Professor Lawrence A. Jegen III died Thursday at his Indianapolis home. He was 83. He taught in the areas of civil and criminal law, but his expertise was in federal and state taxation, where he established himself as one of his generation’s top tax scholars.

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UVA Law professor J. Gordon Hylton dies at 65

9 May 2018

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINA SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Virginia Law Professor J. Gordon Hylton ’77, a legal historian and property expert at the University of Virginia School of Law, died May 2 from complications due to cancer treatment. He was 65.

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