Thursday, August 6, 2009

Brooke Overby, 1960-2009

I just received word that our fellow blogger, and my fellow AALS Commercial and Related Consumer Law executive committee member, Brooke Overby died suddenly yesterday evening in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. (Thanks to Brooke's colleague Mark Wessman for passing along the news.) I'll provide more details when they become available.

UPDATE: Elizabeth Nowicki, Brooke's colleague at Tulane, posted her personal tribute on the Concurring Opinions blog. It has attracted additional remembrances from some of Brooke's former professors, classmates, students, other Tulane colleagues, and fellow commercial law professors and scholars.

UPDATE: Tulane Law School posted this memorial today (Aug. 12th). The school is planning a service on Sept. 10th.


Jim Chen said...

This is terribly sad news. All of us express sympathy for Brooke's family.

Anonymous said...

I've posted over on Concurring Ops.

Such a loss.
- Elizabeth Nowicki

Jennifer Martin said...

I enjoyed having Brooke for this short time on Commercial Law. She was a true believer in the value of pedagogy. She will be missed. Sympathy to her many family and friends.