Category Archives: In memoriam

Joseph Webb McKnight

Legal historians will be saddened by the death of Joe McKnight on 30 November. Joe, a native Texan, who passed most of his career at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, was one of the most delightful and kindest of men, and … Continue reading

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Judith Kelleher Schafer (1942-2014)

Legal history and the study of the history of slavery have suffered a significant loss with the death on 16 December of Judith Kelleher Schafer at, by modern standards, a relatively early age. A graduate of Sophie Newcomb College and Tulane … Continue reading

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Professor Chris Brooks

Professor David Sugarman has just informed this blog of the sad death of Professor Chris (C.W.) Brooks aged only 65. A native of Maryland, with a first degree from Princeton, and a doctorate from Oxford, Chris joined the Department of … Continue reading

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Professor Emeritus Reuven Yaron, 1924-2014

On the morning of 8 April 2014, Reuven Yaron died in his sleep. He was five months short of his ninetieth birthday. I first met Professor Yaron in Vienna, the city of his birth, at the SIDHA Conference in 1994. … Continue reading

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Professor A.B. (Basil) Edwards

It is with some sadness that we report the death, earlier this year, of Basil Edwards, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Africa and a well-known scholar on the history of South African law. Professor Edwards was  a firm … Continue reading

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Felix B.J. Wubbe (31.1.1923 – 30.3.2014)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  I have just been informed that prof. em. Felix B.J. Wubbe passed away yesterday Sunday 30 March 2014, after a short illness. The burial ceremony will take place at the Fribourg Cathedral Friday 4th April 2014 at 10.00. … Continue reading

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Chiene Memorial Lecture: Professor Thomas Duve, 11 October 2013

Peter Chiene was an Edinburgh graduate in law and philosophy who practised as a solicitor in Edinburgh. He died tragically young in an accident on the Scottish hills. This lectureship in legal history was founded in his memory. The Peter … Continue reading

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Tony Weir: Memorial Issue: Tulane Law Review

This Blog did not include an obituary for Tony Weir. He was not keen that there should be one published, nor that there be a Gedenkschrift in his memory; but both in fact have now happened.  Our colleague Hector MacQueen … Continue reading

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Robert Feenstra: 5 Oct. 1920- 2 Mar. 2013

This Blog is saddened to have to report the death of Robert Feenstra, a truly great legal historian. It is just over two years ago that your Blogger attended his 90th Birthday Symposium, a symposium at which the honorand spoke … Continue reading

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Professor Emeritus William Gordon

As many readers of this Blog will know, Bill Gordon, Douglas Professor of Civil Law Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, died peacefully at home on 1 Septmber 2012. Rather fittingly,  after the Conference in Glasgow in commemoration of its … Continue reading

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