Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Memoriam: Mary Harter Mitchell

The entire law school community was shocked and saddened this morning to learn of the death of our dear and esteemed colleague, Mary Mitchell. Mary had fallen ill on a trip several weeks ago, and had been in and out of the hospital since then without a positive diagnosis. She died this morning of liver failure. For the 18 years I knew Mary, she was a wonderful, compassionate, supportive, and thoughtful colleague; indeed, she was among the most caring people anyone could hope to meet. She also had a great reputation among her students as a teacher. Her passing leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of many people, and in the heart of our law school.

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