Saturday, November 23, 2013
According to a news release:
Professor Myrna Raeder, an esteemed member of the Southwestern faculty for nearly 35 years, passed away on November 16. A prominent national figure in legal education and the advancement of criminal justice, Professor Raeder was one of the most highly regarded experts in evidence and a leading advocate for gender equity in the legal profession and the criminal justice system.
As longtime readers of this blog might remember, Myrna Raeder was an original contributing editor on this blog. When I got the idea to start the blog, Myrna was one of the first people that I contacted. I had recently read her article, The Double-Edged Sword: The Admissibility of Battered Woman Syndrome Evidence by and Against Batterers in Domestic Violence Cases, and wanted her voice on the blog. All of my personal experiences with her confirmed what I was told about her by others: She was a delightful person. Now, she will be missed.