In a dissent published Thursday, Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, eulogized one of his former law professors as an educator who “taught with passion and humor for over 40 years.”

University of South Carolina School of Law professor Howard B. Stravitz died April 30 at age 73. He taught civil procedure, federal courts and Jewish law at the school since 1983, and before that, practiced law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City for nearly a decade.