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On Sunday, January 26, 2014 Roy A. Schotland of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Sara Deutch Schotland; dear father of Rebecca Schotland Wolsk and Joseph Deutch Schotland; beloved father-in-law of Nicole Stata and Jeremiah Wolsk; dear grandfather of Claire Coleman Wolsk, and Mai, Kai, and Eli Stata Schotland. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Professor Schotland served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan and was an associate with the New York firm Paul, Weiss. He then taught law at the University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania before moving to Georgetown University Law Center as a professor and associate dean. He was the co-editor of Administrative Law, Cases and Comments (9th ed., 1995). Other writings included: Conflicts of Interest in the Securities Markets (ed.), Divergent Investing of Pension Assets, Campaign Financing of Elective Judges, and Proposals for Campaign Finance Reform. He consulted for the Federal Reserve Board, Congressional committees, state pension systems, the Government of Bermuda, and the ABA on campaign finance. He was a member of the American Law Institute and Senior Advisor to the National Center for State Courts. He worked on several reform efforts: the TIAA-CREF pension system, judicial elections, and judges' pay. In addition to his work, his interests included: reading mysteries and Ancient Greek plays, listening to music, going to art museums, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  A funeral service will be held at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC at 12:30 on Friday, January 31. Interment to follow - for extended family - at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Memorial Park, 1380 Alabama Ave. SE, Washington, DC. The family will receive friends Friday evening; time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity Donors Choose: Correspondence may be sent to his son, Joey Schotland, at Services Entrusted to Edward Sagel Funeral Direction.

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Published in The Washington Post from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, 2014.
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February 11, 2014
Dear Joey,
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Bill and Erica Scatchard
February 4, 2014
We were saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. We will keep you in our prayers.

The Thompson Family
February 3, 2014
Dear Coach Schotland and family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your father, and extend our deepest sympathies.
-Ethan Perera and family
Robin Perera
February 3, 2014
Dear Joey, Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tha Barry Family
February 3, 2014
Dear Joey, I'm sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family in this difficult time. Reka Tarkoy
Reka Tarkoy
January 31, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you Joey, Nicole, Eli, Mai, Kai and family during this difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in hope that Roy is at peace and in a better place.
Deirdre Aubuchon
January 31, 2014
We were saddened to learn of the passing of an old friend from University of Virginia days. Roy was a true scholar and a wonderful person. It was a privilege to have known him. Our condolences to Sarah and the family for a very sad loss.

Jim and George Ann Wesner
January 31, 2014
My condolences to the family. Roy introduced me to Administrative Law at UVa Law. I have practiced in this area ever since. RIP, Roy.
Gary Garofalo
January 30, 2014
Uncle Roy and I shared a long-standing passion
for chamber music, and I will hold fond memories of concerts we attended together over the years at the Kennedy Center close to my heart always.
Love and comfort to Sara & family.
January 29, 2014
I was very saddened to learn of Professor Schotland's passing. I was privileged to take Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy, and Election and Campaign Finance Regulation from him at Georgetown. He inspired me to pursue a career in election law, which I have practiced at the FEC for 21 years. I had Professor Schotland in the "small section" for Con Law I my first year; only he would have taken the time to stage a full-scale practice run-through exam for the whole class, so that we could learn the art of taking law school exams. He will be sorely missed.
Lawrence Calvert
January 29, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your love one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. May the one true God, our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and make you firm.
January 29, 2014
Roy was a kind, loving and learned gentleman, a true ambassador to Washington, D.C. He had a passionate love of art and beauty and made himself available for personal tours of the art museums. He listened to others opinions and enjoyed friendly debates on any subject - a true renaissance man. We will miss him always.
Diane and David Wolsk
January 28, 2014
I was saddened and shocked to read of Roy's death. Our love and support to you and your family during this difficult time. It was just too soon. Patricia Aiken O'Neill
January 28, 2014
My condolences to Roy's family. I, and I'm certain other reporters, learned much from him over the years about election law and judicial elections. He was always accessible, incredibly informative, frank, and just fun to speak with at any time.
Marcia Coyle
January 28, 2014
Sara and family, Condolences on your loss. May good memories of Roy strengthen you today and enrich all the days of your life.
David Jonas Bardin
January 27, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. I took two classes with Professor Schotland while at Georgetown in the 1990s. He was a wonderful teacher and a good man.
John Manning
January 27, 2014
I have posted some thoughts about Roy here: Deep condolences to the family.
Rick Hasen
January 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family, friends and prayer (Psalm 65:2) during this difficult time.
January 27, 2014
I am very sad to learn of Roy's passing. He was a giant among attorneys and professors specializing in constitutional law. I learned a lot from him. Roy played a major role in reapportionment law by helping Justice Brennan reach a majority in Baker v. Carr. Much of the rest may never happened without his efforts. He will be missed.
Jeff Wice
January 27, 2014
Roy was a dear friend, whose writing advice and help I often sought, and whose advice about the wonderful places and museums of the world to visit I too often forgot.
Peter Strauss
January 27, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Roy is at peace now and will be with you always. Love and hugs from me and Alex.
Nancy Dow
January 27, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim
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