Dear UW Law Community:
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth, the Garvey Schubert Barer Professor of Law, on Monday, May 6. He was 83.
While I only had the pleasure to meet with Ron a few times, I know he was a treasured colleague, mentor and friend. He was a visionary leader and legal scholar, as well as recognized expert in taxation, international law and litigation. His wisdom, legendary hospitality and kindness will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life service will be held at the law school later this summer, and more details will be shared as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please send condolences and correspondence to Ron’s daughter, Heather Hjorth, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 5636 NE Keswick Drive, Seattle, WA 98105-2856.
In lieu of flowers, Heather has requested that gifts be made to the Roland L. Hjorth Endowed Professorship, established in Ron’s honor to commemorate his retirement, or to an educational charity of your choice.
A story about Ron’s legacy will be posted on our website soon.
MARIO L. BARNES
Toni Rembe Dean and Professor of Law
University of Washington School of Law
(Hat Tip: Deborah Schenk.)