In Memoriam: David Lieberman

September 13, 2022

David Lieberman 

David Lieberman


We are deeply saddened to report that our colleague and friend, David Lieberman, died in a hiking accident in Lassen, California, this past weekend. David joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1984, where he was the James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Jurisprudence. He was a wonderful colleague and teacher, an eminent historian in the Berkeley tradition, and one of the wisest voices in the JSP Program, the Law School, and the wider campus. David suffered a serious bicycle accident several years ago, from which he managed to recover in a show of indomitable good spirits that was an example to all of us. He took emeritus status on July 1, 2022. We will miss him terribly. 

Berkeley Law will hold a memorial service for David, celebrating his life, on Monday, October 10th, at 4:00 pm Pacific time, in the Warren Room (in the main Law Building, entering through the Bancroft door below Piedmont Avenue). All are warmly welcome. 

Those who knew David are warmly welcomed to contribute to a memorial website here