MARILYN WALTER

Obituary
  • "Marilyn was an indomitable amazing ever-present woman in my..."
    - Alexis Pace
  • "Marilyn was among the most impressive people I've known,..."
    - Chuck Szymanski
  • "Marilyn, my dear friend, former colleague and perpetual..."
    - Jane Greenman

WALTER--Marilyn.

The Brooklyn Law School community deeply mourns the loss of Professor Emerita Marilyn Walter, a member of the faculty since 1980. Professor Walter was the former director of the Law School's highly acclaimed Legal Writing Program. She created the template for contemporary legal writing programs and was a recognized authority in legal research and writing. She is the co-author of two books, Writing and Analysis in the Law and Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs, that have become essential texts for several generations of law students and legal writing programs across the country. An influential leader in her field, Professor Walter served as chair of the Legal Writing section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and as a member of the Board of the Legal Writing Institute. She was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education, which is presented to "the finest law school teacher who has promoted and advanced legal writing." She also received the AALS Legal Writing Award in recognition of her "pioneering leadership, extraordinary vision, and outstanding service." We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, Ron, her daughters, Alison and Amy (Chuck Szymanski), sister, Thelma Rosenberg, brother, Hartley Rosenberg, and granddaughter, Maya. Stuart Subotnick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Maryellen Fullerton, Interim Dean

Published in The New York Times from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2018
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