Tributes to Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Dworkin, the Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law, passed away on February 14 after a valiant battle with leukemia.

Dworkin was not only an intellectual giant, but also a masterful teacher, admired colleague, and beloved friend. Dworkin was the most important legal philosopher of his generation, addressing the largest moral and political issues of the day through his lectures and scholarship.

Read more on Dworkin's life and work here.


Read remembrances of Ronald Dworkin from his friends, students, and fellow scholars:

“Remembering Ronald Dworkin”
Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU Law

“Ronald Dworkin: A Tribute from the Other Side of the Political Spectrum”
Author: Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU Law

“The Most Important Legal Philosopher of Our Time”
Author: Cass Sunstein, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

“Remembering Ronald Dworkin”
The New Republic
Author: Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

“Dworkin’s Death Deprives Scalia of His Moral Foil”
Author: Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School

“Ronald Dworkin: A Eulogy”
Author: Jim Fleming, The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Boston University School of Law

"Ronald Dworkin RIP"
The Volokh Conspiracy
Author: Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center

“The Legacy of Professor Ronald Dworkin and Lessons for Climate Change”
Environmental Law Prof Blog
Author: Deepa Badrinarayana, Associate Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

"Remembering Ronald Dworkin"
The Nation
Author: Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and former executive director of Human Rights Watch

Posted February 20, 2013