Monday, September 12, 2022

David Lieberman

We have just learned the very sad--and shocking--news that David Lieberman has died.  We have the following report from Christopher L. Tomlins:

David Lieberman
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.
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.

--Dan Ernst