David P. Currie, 1936-2007
It is our terribly sad duty to inform you of the death of David Currie on October 15, 2007. Professor Currie had been ill, and a recent turn for the worse brought about hospitalization and his sudden passing.
This is a very sad day for the Law School. Professor Currie taught here for some forty-five years. In that time he did great work, taught many generations of students in magnificent fashion, and exhibited kindness and common sense from the first day to the last. In many ways, David Currie represented all that was good about us. He was a fabulously successful teacher who made his mark not by making things too easy for his students (or colleagues) but rather by holding us all to the same high standards to which he held himself. That he did this with warmth and a twinkle and an occasional reference to Gilbert & Sullivan make his passing especially sad, or perhaps inspiring.
A formal obituary is available at the Law School's website. We hope all who knew him find some comfort in good memories. Those wishing to spend some time with Professor Currie's words today may want to read his address on the occasion of the Law School's Centennial. Those wishing to hear his voice can listen to his wonderful reading of the Constitution of the United States. All are welcome to share their memories of this extraordinary teacher and scholar in the comments.