In Memoriam: Francis E. McGovern

21 February 2020

DUKE LAW — The Duke Law community is mourning the passing of Professor Francis E. McGovern, who died on Feb. 14 following a fall at his home in Marin County, Calif. McGovern was renowned for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and his innovative work as a special master and mediator overseeing or advising on….

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In Memoriam: David S. Ruder

21 February 2020

NORTHWESTERN NOW — David S. Ruder, dean of Northwestern University School of Law from 1977 to 1985 and former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), died February 15. He was 90 years old.

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In Memoriam: Michael I. Sovern

30 January 2020

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL — Michael Ira Sovern ’55, the eighth dean of Columbia Law School, who helped resolve some of New York City’s most divisive labor disputes, guided Columbia University through the vitriolic anti-war protests of the late 1960s, and later served as the university’s 17th president, died Monday, January 20, 2020. He was 88.

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In Memoriam: Martin Dickinson

22 January 2020

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of Kansas School of Law community is mourning the passing of former dean and longtime professor Martin Dickinson, who died Jan. 5 in Estes Park, Colorado. He was 81. Dickinson was KU Law’s longest-serving faculty member. He gave 48 years to the law school, from when he started teaching….

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In Memoriam: Clemence Smith

2 January 2020

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL — Clemence Smith died on February 22, 2019, at the age of 98, just shy of her 99th birthday. In 1952, Clem was appointed as the first female faculty member at Loyola Law School, and only the sixth female tenure-track faculty member in the country to be appointed at any ABA-accredited law school.

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In Memoriam: Karen Daniel

31 December 2019

CHICAGO-TRIBUNE — Daniel was happy she was about to begin work in January at the Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago, partly because she could bring the dog, said Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, an attorney at Exoneration Project. She was also planning to work soon with the Northwestern Prison Education Program to teach legal research and writing….

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In Memoriam: Kenneth Lloyd Port

6 December 2019

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOLS OF LAW –Professor Ken Port is being remembered by his colleagues at Mitchell Hamline as a vigorous scholar and dedicated teacher in the world of intellectual property—with a particular passion for Japan. He loved traveling with his family, teaching abroad, writing articles and books, spending time at his cabin in Wisconsin, and….

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In Memoriam: David L. Shapiro

4 December 2019

HARVARD LAW TODAY — David L. Shapiro ’57, an icon of federal courts jurisprudence, died Tuesday, November 19. He was 87 years old. A longtime professor of law at Harvard Law School, Shapiro co-edited the leading casebook in the field of federal jurisdiction, Hart and Wechsler’s “The Federal Courts and the Federal System” (Foundation Press).

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In Memoriam: David Schuman

19 November 2019

AROUND THE O — David Schuman, professor of practice at the University of Oregon School of Law, a former justice on the Oregon Court of Appeals and a deputy attorney general of Oregon, died Oct. 8. He was 75.

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In Memoriam: Kenneth Karst

14 November 2019

UCLA NEWSROOM — Kenneth Karst, an influential constitutional law scholar, teacher and longtime faculty member who had a profound effect in shaping UCLA School of Law, died April 9. He was 89. A prolific and celebrated author in a wide range of fields, Karst was also a favorite of students, colleagues and peers. His efforts to….

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