In Memoriam: Leon Gabinet

December 13, 2021

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Leon Gabinet, longtime tax law professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, passed away on Dec. 6, 2021, at age 94. He is survived by his children Sarah (LAW ’82), Katie and Ari, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born on June 1, 1927, Leon….

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In Memoriam: Judith Wegner

December 13, 2021

THE INQUIRER AND MIRROR — Nantucket Planning Board chair Judith Wegner died Friday, Dec, 3, 2021 after a short illness. She was 71. Wegner was elected to the Planning Board in 2018 to fill the remainder of Joe Marklinger’s term after he stepped down. She was reelected in 2020 and named chair later that year. “We are all….

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In Memoriam: Jennifer Kessinger

December 2, 2021

WCTV TV — Florida State University College of Law’s associate dean for admissions died Wednesday, Nov. 17, after battling coronavirus, according to a letter from the dean to alumni obtained by WCTV. Jennifer Kessinger had been at the law school since 2008. “Jenn worked incredibly hard to recruit diverse, smart, hardworking and collaborative incoming 1L classes,” the email….

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In Memoriam: Robert B. Harper

December 2, 2021

EMINETRA — New Pittsburgh Courier learned that Robert B. Harper, an emeritus professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, died on October 12. He was 82 years old. A product of Pittsburgh Public School, Harper was the first African-American life law professor in Pittsburgh. He also served as student dean in the law department of the….

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In Memoriam: Michael Berch

December 2, 2021

ASU NEWS — The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University mourns the loss of Michael Berch, Emeritus Alan A. Matheson Professor of Law and a popular teacher who was honored with numerous awards. He died Nov. 6. Berch, one of the early faculty hired by Professor Willard “Ped” H. Pedrick, founding dean of….

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In Memoriam: Isabel Marcus

December 2, 2021

THE BUFFALO NEWS — Isabel Marcus, a pioneering law professor whose advocacy for women’s rights spanned the globe, died Oct. 31 in Los Angeles after living with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She was 83. Dr. Marcus recently returned to California after five decades in academia, mostly at the University at Buffalo, where she founded or led….

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In Memoriam: David Link

December 2, 2021

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE — After his wife of 45 years died in 2003, David Link took his clout as the former dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Law School and decided to become a servant to the “the least, the last, the lost and the lonely.” He became a priest, dedicated to prison inmates of northern Indiana. Even among murderers,….

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In Memoriam: Isabel Marcus

December 2, 2021

TIMES OF ISRAEL — Isabel Marcus, a University at Buffalo law professor and women’s rights advocate who met with protesting students in China’s Tiananmen Square and confronted Operation Rescue protesters closer to home, has died. She was 83. Marcus spent most of her five decades in academia at the University at Buffalo, where she co-founded the Institute….

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UC Davis Law hosts symposium in honor of civil rights legacy of former judge and professor Cruz Reynoso

November 10, 2021

UC DAVIS — The School of Law held a symposium Oct. 21 to honor Justice Cruz Reynoso’s civil rights legacy. But Reynoso, who died last May at age 90, was remembered even more for the person he was. His was a life well accomplished: first Latino member of the California Supreme Court, recipient of the Presidential….

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Stanford Law community honors the legacy of Deborah Rhode

November 2, 2021

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL — On October 15 and 16, 2021, friends, colleagues, and family came together at Stanford University to honor the life and legacy of Deborah Rhode—legal ethics pioneer and leading scholar of gender, law and policy—who passed away in January 2021. On Friday, October 15, in Paul Brest Hall at Stanford Law School, a….

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