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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

William Stuntz, R.I.P.

"William Stuntz, a renowned scholar of criminal justice at Harvard Law School,  an evangelical Christian and a teacher much beloved by students and colleagues, died March 14 after a long battle with cancer."  More here.  He was a great scholar and a deeply good man.  God bless him, and his family.

Posted by Rick Garnett on March 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM in Rick Garnett | Permalink


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Professor Stuntz had a profound effect on my legal education. I took two courses from him at UVA, and later modeled my Federal Criminal Law course at WVU on his. As so many have noted, he was a deeply decent person. I vividly recall his final class session when he asked us not to clap (a school tradition) so that he could depart with some dignity, eschewing his colleagues' tendecy to -- and I quote -- "bound, gazelle-like, from the classroom to great fanfare."

Posted by: Andy Wright | Mar 21, 2011 8:41:40 AM

A tragic loss for the legal academy and the world at large, but especially for his family. He will be missed.

Posted by: Scott Gerber | Mar 16, 2011 5:20:37 PM

I met him at his son's wedding. He was genuine, kind, and generous. I knew him for five minutes, but he made a lasting impression.

Posted by: ThePrestige? | Mar 16, 2011 3:26:39 PM

I had him for three classes as a student. He was a phenomenal teacher and mentor. Although I knew this was coming, I'm still incredibly saddened it finally happened.

Posted by: James | Mar 16, 2011 9:00:15 AM

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