It is with heavy hearts that we pass along the sad news that Professor John H. Jackson, the father of the IEL field, passed away on 7 November.  Professor Jackson had a profound influence on so many of us, through his classes, scholarship, advice and guidance, and overall influence over the discipline.  He also played an important role in SIEL’s creation, supporting the concept from the very beginning.  He served on our Founding Executive Council, and delivered the Hudec lecture at our inaugural conference in Geneva in 2008.  SIEL will miss him deeply.

For those of you who would like to celebrate Prof. Jackon’s memory, the family has requested donations to a scholarship established in Professor Jackson’s name at Georgetown Law Center in lieu of flowers. The details are available here: