In Memoriam Bulletin Fall 2020

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‘We have lost a giant’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-58, whose lifelong fight for equal rights helped pave the way for women to take on high-profile roles in business, government, the military, and the Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18. She was 87.

A tireless advocate for access to justice, Ralph D. Gants ’80 (1954-2020)

Ralph Gants speaking at HLS in the World event at HLS

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants ’80, a tireless advocate for access to justice, died on Sept. 14. Renowned for his intelligence and his integrity, Gants used his leadership role in the commonwealth’s court system to press for fairness, equality under the law, and justice for all.

‘The scholar, teacher, and colleague we should all hope to be’: Anne Fleming ’05 (1979-2020)

Anne Fleming ’05, a former HLS Climenko Fellow, a legal historian and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, died suddenly Aug. 26 from an embolism. Her research interests included contract and commercial law, consumer finance, and American legal history, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty.