Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Emeritus
- Robert Reynolds
Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Emeritus, died October 12, 2018, at age 74.
Brunet was a respected and beloved professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and was awarded the Leo Levenson award for Excellence in Teaching three times. His rapid-fire delivery as a professor earned him the epithet “Fast Eddie.” He joined the law school in1972, and, after 44 years of service, said his favorite place to be was the lectern in Room 2.
“One of the biggest rewards of teaching is the opportunity to work with a bunch of energetic students,” Brunet said in 2014. “I have nothing but praise for the students.”
In addition to his teaching, Brunet was a nationally known scholar in the areas of arbitration and pre-trial procedure. His books and articles made a substantial contribution to legal doctrine, and his scholarly writings were cited by courts and journal authors more than 2,000 times.
“Ed will be fondly remembered for his commitment to teaching, his legal scholarship, and his support of the law school,” says Jennifer Johnson, dean of the law school. “He was an outstanding legal scholar with an enduring love of teaching.”
In his honor, the law school is establishing the Ed Brunet Scholarship to pay tribute to his lifetime commitment to law students and is planning an academic conference in his honor. The law school created an endowed professorship in his name in 2014.