In memoriam: Barbara Brown Simmons

July 25, 2022

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO — The UNM School of Law mourns the loss of alumna Barbara Brown Simmons (’74). She was a woman of many firsts. Not only was she the first Black woman to graduate from the UNM School of Law, but she was also the first Black woman to become a member….

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In Memoriam: David H. Ibbeken

July 11, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — David H. Ibbeken ’71, who led the Law School Foundation for 28 years and continued to work there as president emeritus, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 80. Ibbeken retired as president and CEO in 2007, but in all spent more than 40 years working….

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In memoriam: Bruce Burton

July 11, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF MINNEOSTA — Bruce Burton, a lawyer, law professor, and former Dean of William Mitchell College of Law, passed away on June 11 at the age of 83. Hailing from Fairmont, Minnesota, Burton graduated from Mankato State University in 1961, then taught high school English in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and Long Beach, California, before….

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In memoriam: John F. Stack Jr.

July 11, 2022

FIU NEWS — If Carlos B. Castillo ’88 ever doubted the impact his friend and mentor Dean John F. Stack Jr. had on his students, he realized it fully when he arrived at the 2011 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg with Stack at his side. As they approached the FIU alumni tent at Tropicana….

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In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, dean of North Carolina Central Law

June 22, 2022

NC CENTRAL UNIVERSITY — A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC, 27707. The viewing will begin at 11 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 1 p.m.

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In Memoriam: Frank Donaldson

June 17, 2022

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW — I am sad to report that Frank Donaldson, a legendary professor and dear friend of Cumberland School of Law, passed away last week. He would have been 101 years old this September. Joining the faculty in approximately 1962, Professor Donaldson taught at Cumberland a total of 43 years.

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In Memoriam: Kenneth Dam

June 17, 2022

UCHICAGO NEWS — Kenneth Willard Dam, a former University of Chicago provost and longtime Law School professor who served as deputy secretary in the U.S. departments of Treasury and State, died May 31. He was 89.

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In Memoriam: Joel Selig

June 17, 2022

LARAMIE BOOMERANG — Joel Selig was known for a lot of things: his work as a civil rights litigator for the U.S. Department of Justice, his years spent as a law professor at University of Wyoming, his sense of humor and a passion for helping others. Selig died from complications of Parkinson’s disease at an….

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In Memoriam: E. Robert Wallach

June 17, 2022

LAW.COM — E. Robert Wallach, a long-time Bay Area litigator who lived colorfully and sometimes controversially, died on Sunday. He was 88. The Bronx native, who grew up in Los Angeles and specialized in personal injury matters, tried 283 cases to verdict, losing just 14 of them, according to information provided by his former firm,….

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Stanford Law Center on the Legal Profession renamed in honor of Deborah L. Rhode

May 17, 2022

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL — Stanford Law School announced today that the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) will be renamed the Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession after founder and prominent legal ethics scholar, Deborah L. Rhode, who passed away in early 2021.

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