1941 ~ 2004

Lee E. Teitelbaum passed away peacefully on September 22, 2004 in the presence of his family after a year-long battle with cancer.

Lee Teitelbaum was born in 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a 1966 graduate of Harvard Law School, he later earned an LL.M. from Northwestern University Law School, which he attended on a Ford Foundation fellowship. He was the dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah from 1990 to 1998 and the dean of the Cornell Law School from 1999 to 2003. After Cornell, he returned to the law school at the University of Utah. He held faculty positions at a number of universities including University of North Dakota, SUNY Buffalo, University of New Mexico, and Indiana University, Bloomington. A noted specialist in family law and a prolific scholar, Lee Teitelbaum has written three books on Juvenile courts, a casebook on family law, and a number of articles on the sociology of law and legal history, juvenile law, family law, evidence, and professional ethics. He has served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Legal Education, the Law and Society Review, and Law and Policy. He was very active in legal education and was a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools and a trustee of the Law School Admission Council.

Lee Teitelbaum is survived by his wife, Herta, his son, Peter, and his sister, Ann Foltz.

A private funeral service will be held for the family. The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lee E. Teitelbaum Scholarship Fund at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Development Office, 332 South 1400 East, Rm. 101, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0730.