College of Law Community Mourns Loss of Professor Jeremy Blumenthal
Professor Jeremy Blumenthal, who joined the College of Law as an assistant professor in August 2005, died on Dec. 18. He was featured as an outstanding professor in the National Jurist (March 2011), where he is identified as being one of the 23 most entertaining, influential and riveting professors in legal academia.
Blumenthal taught and wrote in the areas of law and the social sciences and property law, incorporating empirical research and data into legal issues. His work explored decision-making by judges and juries, paternalism, the reasonable woman standard, victim impact statements, behavioral law and economics, emotions in the legal system and lay perceptions of crime. Recent publications focused on integrating empirical psychological research into property law, reviewing the field of law and emotions and speculating about the implications of treating lawsuits as private property. He was also a co-editor of the treatise “Modern Scientific Evidence.”
Blumenthal earned an A.B., A.M. and Ph. D. in social psychology from Harvard University. He earned a J.D. degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and received several writing prizes. While at Syracuse, he visited at Cornell Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Before teaching at the College of Law, he was a faculty fellow at Seton Hall Law School, teaching Property and Law and the Social Sciences.
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