In memoriam: Catharine Wells

May 3, 2022

THE HEIGHTS — Boston College Law School Professor Catharine Wells, a pragmatism legal scholar who spearheaded efforts to diversify the BC Law community, died on March 7. “As a law professor, she sort of transcended the law,” said Sam Jockel, a former student of Wells and BC Law ’14.

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In memoriam: Hugh Long

May 3, 2022

NOLA — Hugh Wilson Long, a Tulane University professor whose broad realm of interests embraced teaching, music and health care management, died Wednesday in a snowmobile accident in Yellowstone National Park. He was 82.

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In memoriam: Joe Tom Easley

May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON BLADE — Joe Tom Easley, a nationally recognized attorney and LGBTQ rights advocate who taught at three U.S. law schools and served on the boards and in leadership positions at several national and D.C. LGBTQ and human rights organizations, died Feb. 13 at a hospital near his Miami Beach residence of complications associated with….

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In memoriam: Walter Dellinger

May 3, 2022

THE WASHINGTON POST — Walter Dellinger, a legal scholar who served under President Bill Clinton as chief of the Office of Legal Counsel and then as acting solicitor general — two of the highest-ranking posts in the Justice Department — and who helped shape generations of jurists with the intellect he brought to questions of….

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In Memoriam: Alan Stone

May 3, 2022

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Alan A. Stone, the Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry Emeritus in the faculties of law and medicine at Harvard University, died Jan. 23. He was 92. Trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, Stone was a dominant figure in the ethics of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Deeply committed to intellectual engagement, he….

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In Memoriam: Yale Kamisar

May 3, 2022

THE DETROIT NEWS — In nearly 40 years as a University of Michigan law professor and scholar with impressive expertise, Yale Kamisar inspired his pupils and colleagues while carving a place in legal history. Many speak in awe of his expansive memory, insightful writing and the influential role he played in the landmark U.S. Supreme….

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In Memoriam: Anna Shavers

May 3, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA — University of Nebraska College of Law Professor Anna W. Shavers ‘79, who began her academic career at Minnesota Law in 1986 and established the Law School’s first immigration law clinic, died on Jan. 22. Shavers was the Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and associate dean for diversity and inclusion at University….

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In Memoriam: Lani Guinier

May 3, 2022

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Guinier, who was the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1998, becoming the first woman of color to be a tenured Harvard Law professor. Following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, she died on Jan. 7, at age 71.

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In Memoriam: Joe Taylor

May 3, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC — The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law community is mourning the passing of longtime professor Joseph “Joe” Taylor, who died Dec. 24 in Sacramento after a long illness. He was 88. Taylor taught Trial Advocacy courses at McGeorge School of Law for 22 years, from when he started….

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Southern California Law Review symposium honors late professor Christopher Stone

May 3, 2022

USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW — The legacy of the late Professor Christopher D. Stone, J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law, Emeritus, was the focus of the Southern California Law Review’s annual symposium, bringing together colleagues and leaders in environmental and property law to discuss Stone’s influence – as an innovator, a pioneer of….

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