We have just learned the very sad--and shocking--news that David Lieberman has died. We have the following report from Christopher L. Tomlins:
Professor Lieberman’s webpage at Berkeley Law is here. He was the author of The Province of Legislation Determined: Legal Theory in Eighteenth Century Britain (1989) and served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Legal History from 2010 to 2013.
I am deeply saddened to report that our colleague and friend, David Lieberman died in a hiking accident in Lassen, California, this past weekend. David joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1984, where he was the James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Jurisprudence. He was a wonderful colleague and teacher, an eminent historian in the Berkeley tradition, and one of the wisest voices in the JSP Program, the Law School, and the wider campus. David suffered a serious bicycle accident several years ago, from which he managed to recover in a show of indomitable good spirits that was an example to all of us. He took emeritus status on July 1, 2022. We will miss him terribly.