Just today I learned Michael Mandel, a professor for many years at Osgoode Hall died, perhaps this morning.
Michael was a part of Osgoode Hall that no one could ever forget. He would sing and always had a jovial greeting for everyone. His politics were radical beyond belief but on an interpersonal level he was a kind a generous man.
As an academic he challenged students to think beyond the obvious. While I was unconvinced by a Marxist theory of law (or anything else for that matter) Professor Mandel made me reexamine my own biases - and this is pushing thirty years ago.
His kind will not be seen again soon.