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Ronald Rotunda, the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University School of Law, testifying before the Judiciary Committee during Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing to be associate Supreme Court justice. July 1, 2010. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Ronald Rotunda, the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, testifying before the Judiciary Committee during Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing to be associate U.S. Supreme Court justice onJuly 1, 2010. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Legal scholar Ronald Rotunda, whose course book on constitutional law greeted thousands of law school students over the last three decades, died suddenly of pneumonia at a hospital last week. He was 73.

Rotunda, the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and distinguished professor of jurisprudence at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, was also an expert on legal ethics and has been credited with helping establish professional ethics as a discipline to be taught and studied at law schools.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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