In Memoriam: Michael I. Sovern

20 November 2020

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL — It is with great sadness that I write to share that Michael I. Sovern, President Emeritus of Columbia University and Chancellor Kent Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, passed away on Monday afternoon. Mike leaves a legacy of brilliance, humor, integrity, and deep generosity of self and spirit.

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In Memoriam: Alfred M. Rankin

20 November 2020

YALE LAW SCHOOL — Drew Saunders Days III ’66 LL.B., the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School, died on November 15, 2020 at the age of 79. “Drew was a beloved member of our community, and we were lucky to teach and learn with him for nearly four decades,” said Dean Heather….

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In Memoriam: George R. Johnson Jr.

20 November 2020

ELON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — George R. Johnson Jr., a former dean of Elon University’s law school and a well-known figure in North Carolina legal circles, died Sunday at age 69. In a statement, Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book said Elon and legal education “have lost a great leader of integrity and intellect.”

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In Memoriam: Paris R. Baldacci

16 November 2020

CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW — Paris R. Baldacci, a clinical professor emeritus of law at Cardozo who pioneered new programs for housing rights and gay rights, died on Sept. 6 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Professor Baldacci was an inspiring presence in the law school, where he began teaching in 1991.  

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In Memoriam: Sidney Picker, Jr.

14 November 2020

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — CWRU Emeritus Law Professor Sidney Picker Jr., passed away on April 28. He is survived by his wife, Jane Picker, emeritus professor of Cleveland Marshall Law School. “Sid left an indelible mark on Case Western Reserve University School of Law,” said Dean Michael Scharf, who took Picker’s….

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In Memoriam: Morris G. Shanker

14 November 2020

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Professor Emeritus Morris G. Shanker passed away on August 18 at age 93.  Professor Shanker, who joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1961 and served as Acting Dean of the law school in 1972, had a considerable reputation in the fields….

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In Memoriam: Hugh C. Macgill

13 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW — Hugh C. Macgill, the witty and charismatic dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law from 1990 to 2000, died Feb 13, 2020. He was 79.

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In Memoriam: Gerald M. Caplan

13 November 2020

THE SACRAMENTO BEE — Jerry’s courageous, seven-year battle with leukemia came to an end on March 14, 2020. He passed peacefully in the company of his family. He was 82.  Jerry served as the Dean of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, from 1992-2001.

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In Memoriam: Marc A. Franklin

13 November 2020

STANFORD LAWYER — Franklin, the Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Emeritus, joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 1962 and went on to become a world-renowned teacher and scholar in his own right. A giant in the field of torts law and a pioneer in media law, Franklin was a beloved member of the….

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In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock

13 November 2020

STANFORD LAWYER — Barbara Babcock — an award-winning professor and giant in the legal profession — passed away at the age of 81 on April 18, 2020, at her home in Stanford, California, after a long battle with cancer. Barbara was Stanford’s first female law professor.

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