In memoriam: Ellen Ash Peters 

April 29, 2024

THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE — Ellen Ash Peters, the first woman appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court, has died at age 94. A member of ALI for over 50 years, she was elected to the Institute in 1972 and to ALI Council in 1984, taking emeritus status in 2011.

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In memoriam: Elayne E. Greenberg 

April 29, 2024

ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY — Dean Michael A. Simons and the entire Law School community mourn the passing of Elayne E. Greenberg, Professor of Legal Practice and Director of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution. An irrepressibly positive force, she enriched St. John’s Law and the wider profession as she taught the value and practice

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In memoriam: Norvie Lay 

April 22, 2024

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE — The Brandeis School of Law mourns the death of an alum, former faculty member, respected legal community figure and loyal friend of the law school, Norvie Lay, who died April 12 in Louisville.

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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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