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In Memoriam

  • Sandra Day O'Connor.

    Remembering Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (1930-2023)

    December 5, 2023

    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died Dec. 1. She was 93.

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    Gerald E. Frug: 1939-2023

    November 14, 2023

    Gerald E. Frug ’63, a pathbreaking scholar who reinvented the field of local government law, and a superb teacher and mentor, died Nov. 7 after a long illness. The Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School was 84.

  • Charles Ogletree Jr. : 1952-2023

    August 5, 2023

    Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. ‘78, or Tree, as he was affectionately known, the celebrated, influential, and beloved Harvard Law professor and civil rights scholar, died peacefully on August 4 in his home in Odenton, Maryland, from the natural progression of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Laurence H. Silberman closeup as he gets an award from George W. Bush.

    Laurence H. Silberman ’61: 1935-2022 

    October 11, 2022

    Laurence H. Silberman ‘61, an influential jurist who had a long career as an appeals court judge, a diplomat, and a government official died on October 2.