Washington Law Review


A year ago we were saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Ted Stein, one of our most talented teachers and scholars. Ted, who was only 32 at the time of his death, drowned while fishing on the Deschutes River in northern Oregon on June 12, 1985. Although Ted's teaching career was relatively brief (September, 1980 to June, 1985), it was filled with accompishments and held even greater promise. His success in the classroom and as a scholar are evidenced by the Law School faculty's unanimous vote in the fall of 1984 to recommend Ted's promotion to full professor. My own evaluation of Ted is expressed in the closing sentences of the letter I wrote to the Provost of the University of Washington in support of the faculty's recommendation: "Following my annual conference with Professor Stein in the spring of 1984, the memorandum I wrote to him concluded, 'we are delighted to have you with us and performing in the outstanding way we thought you would'. The uniformly high evaluation of Professor Stein's teaching, scholarship, and service all show the strong basis that supports the faculty's unanimous vote. I enthusiastically join my colleagues in recommending he be granted tenure and promoted to Professor."

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