Brian Leiter reports:
Alas, another passing to report: Professor Schotland was emeritus at Georgetown and a leading election law expert. Rick Hasen (UC Irvine) has more.
Schotland was also active in corporate law. He notably launched a vicious attack on Henry Manne's insider trading theories in Roy Schotland, Unsafe at Any Price: A Reply to Manne “Insider Trading in the Stock Market,” 53 VA. L. REV. 1425 (1967). To which Manne responded in Insider Trading and the Law Professors, 23 Vanderbilt Law RevIew 547 (December 1969). Both are included in my Research Handbook on Insider Trading.
Perhaps Schotland's greatest contribution to generations of academics, however, was his long and ultimately (partially) successful battle to force TIAA-CREF to reform some of its more egregiously anti-competitive and paternalistic policies. Although he was only partially successful in unwinding TIAA-CREF's absurdly restrictive practices, all of us who suffer at TIAA-CREF's hands suffer a bit less due to his dogged perserverance.
Here's his WaPo obituary:
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Professor Schotland served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan and was an associate with the New York firm Paul, Weiss. He then taught law at the University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania before moving to Georgetown University Law Center as a professor and associate dean. He was the co-editor of Administrative Law, Cases and Comments (9th ed., 1995). Other writings included: Conflicts of Interest in the Securities Markets (ed.), Divergent Investing of Pension Assets, Campaign Financing of Elective Judges, and Proposals for Campaign Finance Reform. He consulted for the Federal Reserve Board, Congressional committees, state pension systems, the Government of Bermuda, and the ABA on campaign finance. He was a member of the American Law Institute and Senior Advisor to the National Center for State Courts. He worked on several reform efforts: the TIAA-CREF pension system, judicial elections, and judges' pay. In addition to his work, his interests included: reading mysteries and Ancient Greek plays, listening to music, going to art museums, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.