Derrick Bell: the Scholar Remembered

Derrick Bell: the Scholar Remembered 1

New York U.

Derrick Bell is remembered for changing the landscape of legal scholarship.

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New York U.

Derrick Bell is remembered for changing the landscape of legal scholarship.

The legal academy lost an intellectual force of nature with the passing of Derrick Bell on October 5. Bell's pursuit of racial and social justice and his dogged critique of liberal incrementalism in universities and elsewhere was like a persistent wind that changed the landscape of law schools and influenced the larger academic world as well. He worked in so many ways: a mentor to many of today's leading academics, a master teacher whose commitment to his law students was unquestioned and