Sunday, April 26, 2009

Debbie Parker

Very sad news.

Debbie Parker, a law professor, the Director of Legal Research and Writing, and former Associate Dean for Students at Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina, died unexpectedly this weekend.  She was the wife of Professor Wilson Parker. She died of complications following a minor surgical procedure. 

Miki Felsenberg shared this sad news of Debbie's death with the Legal Writing Listserve, and the legal writing community has been filling up the listserve with messages about this tragic loss.  

Tracy McGaugh wrote: "Debbie had such a wise humor and a gentle strength.  She was one of a kind.  There's a rip today in the fabric that joins us all."  Mel Weresh wrote that "We really have lost a pioneer, mentor, cheerleader, and friend."  We are all stunned by this loss.


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