Brooklyn Law School mourns the loss of its esteemed colleague and dear friend, Professor Margaret A. Berger.
Professor Berger was a cherished member of the faculty for over 35 years. She was revered by her students and was widely recognized as one of the nation's leading evidence scholars. She was instrumental in shaping the Federal Rules of Evidence and did pioneering work in the field of scientific evidence. Her influence on lawyers, judges and scholars was legendary. She authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, and 35 law review articles. She received many awards and honors for her work. Professor Berger was an extraordinary woman and a beloved friend. We will miss her dearly, but her legacy will be long enduring. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sons, Joshua and David, Class of 1989, and the entire family.
Read more about her career.
Read the 2009 BLS Law Notes article upon her retirement from the Law School.
Read the “Tributes to Margaret A. Berger for the Science for Judges Program” in the 2008 Journal of Law and Policy.
Read “A Letter to Honor Professor Margaret Berger,” in the 2009 International Commentary on Evidence (Vol. 7, Iss.1, Article2) by Judge Jack Weinstein.
Read the tributes to Margaret Berger in the 75the Anniversary Volume of the Brooklyn Law Review.