Ronald Dworkin, a popular constitutional legal law expert has died. Dworkin, 81, died of leukemia in London on Feb. 14, according to an Associated Press report.
The former New York University Law School professor was one of the most quoted legal scholars in the United States and tirelessly argued that the law should be based on moral integrity. “He was not only an intellectual giant, but also a masterful teacher, admired colleague and friend,” NYU Law School Dean Richard Revesz said about Dworkin, adding that the legal expert was the most important legal philosopher of his generation.
“He will be dearly missed by those of us who were lucky enough to know him and by the countless people who followed and admired his work,” Revesz said.
An emeritus professor at University College London, he was also an expert on British law. University College London Professor Stephen Guest called the brilliant American philosopher, “a cosmopolitan American who regarded London as his main home, and who knew how to enjoy things, especially music and art.”
He published several books, including Law’s Empire and Justice for Hedgehogs. The Harvard law school graduate also earned the prestigious distinction as an Oxford University Rhodes scholar.
Dworkin is survived by his wife, Brendel Dworking, two children and two grandchildren.
For inquiries, please contact email@example.com.