In memoriam: Donald N. Bersoff 

April 8, 2024

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — Donald N. Bersoff, 85, of Philadelphia, law school professor emeritus at Villanova and Drexel Universities, groundbreaking lawyer and psychologist, author, consultant, mentor, volunteer, and veteran, died Tuesday, March 26, of complications from Parkinson’s disease at his home in Center City.

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In memoriam: Larry Bakken

March 25, 2024

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Larry Bakken, a founding faculty member of Hamline University School of Law and an advocate for government service whose work and teaching brought him around the world, died Tuesday, March 19, at the age of 80.

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In memoriam: Julie Shapiro 

March 25, 2024

THE PROVINCETOWN INDEPENDENT — Civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Julie Shapiro, a longtime summer resident of Truro, died at her home in Seattle on March 12, 2024 after a lifelong fight with Marfan Syndrome. She was 68.

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In memoriam: Faust F. Rossi 

March 18, 2024

THE CORNELL DAILY SUN — Faust F. Rossi J.D. ’60, Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques, Emeritus, died on Wednesday, March 6 at the age of 91. Rossi was a long-time member of the Cornell Law community and an influential member of the legal world as a scholar in evidence and trial advocacy.

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In memoriam: Steven A. Lind  

March 11, 2024

UC LAW SAN FRANCISCO — UC Law SF recognizes the recent and unexpected passing of a giant in the tax law field, Stephen Lind, who joined the faculty in 1975 and helped build the nationally recognized tax bench that exists to this day. “Generations of UC Law SF students found their calling in tax law

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In memoriam: Bob Zinman  

March 11, 2024

ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY — This past weekend, as hundreds of law students competed in the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition that he helped to launch, the St. John’s Law Community learned that beloved and esteemed Professor Bob Zinman had passed away at the age of 92.

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In memoriam: Larry Sloan 

March 11, 2024

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL — The Brooklyn Law School Community deeply mourns the loss of 1901 Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus Larry Solan, who died on Saturday, March 2, at 71. Solan was a pioneering scholar of linguistics and the law, and a highly esteemed member of the faculty for 28 years. 

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In memoriam: Jerome Skolnick 

March 4, 2024

BERKELEY — Jerome (Jerry) Skolnick died in New York City on Thursday February 22, one month shy of his ninety-third birthday. Jerry was born in New York in 1932, received his BA from City College, and a PhD in Sociology from Yale. After teaching at other schools, in 1970, he joined the faculty of the School

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In memoriam: Thomas Holloran 

February 26, 2024

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS NEWSROOM — Thomas Holloran, a Twin Cities business leader, former School of Law professor, Board of Governors member and namesake of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, died on Feb. 15. He was 94 years old.

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In memoriam: Marshall Shapo 

February 20, 2024

UMIAMI — Marshall Shapo passed away in November at the age of 87. He was nationally recognized and respected in the academic world, particularly in the concentrations of torts and products liability. He brought great recognition and respect to Miami Law.

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