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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Memoriam: Professor Kathy Brickey (Wash U)

Kathleen_brickey_001Professor Kathleen F. Brickey, the James Carr Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence at Washington University in St. Louis, passed away on June 19, 2013.  Professor Brickey was a giant in the field of white collar crime, authoring one of the first case books in the area, and studying the field long before Enron, Arthur Anderson, etc., made it popular.  She similarly broke ground with her environmental law case book, the first law school text book dedicated to the study of environmental law.  

I worked as Professor Brickey's reasearch assistant from my 1L summer through graduation.  She inspired me to join the academy, and was a constant mentor.   She will be deeply missed.


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