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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Death of Erik Bluemel

Bluemel-erik-full-body I am sorry to bring you the tragic news that Erik Bluemel, a 32-year old first-year assistant professor at Denver University School of Law, is on life support and is not expected to survive as a result of injuries suffered in an incident on a Denver bike path.  The Denver Post has more of the horrible details.  From Erik's home page:

Erik Bluemel holds a J.D. from New York University, a L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in political economy from the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Bluemel clerked for the Honorable Barefoot Sanders in the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Kermit Edward Bye in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as a staff attorney and teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation, where he represented dozens of national and local groups on administrative, environmental, and public land law issues. Bluemel teaches courses in Administrative, Environmental, and Indigenous Peoples Law, and his research interests include environmental federalism, climate governance, international administrative law, and environmental rights. Bluemel is happy to be back out West, where he can once again romp about in the mountains.

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