CONDOLENCE BOOK FOR THE LATE L. ANTHONY SUTIN
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JURIST is collecting condolences on the death of  L. Anthony ["Tony"] Sutin, late Dean of the Appalachian School of Law and long-time JURIST contributor and columnist killed on January 16, 2002, in a shooting rampage on the law school campus. This collection will be presented to Dean Sutin's family and colleagues. A separate condolence book has been established for Professor Thomas F. Blackwell, who was also killed.
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  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 12:27 pm
    I was saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dean Sutin. As an Englishman and a non-lawyer, I found his editing of your coverage of the Presidential Election recount illuminating, and helped me to understand what was happening. My thoughts go out to his family and colleagues.

    Richard Dargan
    UK

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 1:34 pm
    As a fellow member of the Bar, I was shocked at the news of the tragic slaying of Dean Sutin, who, by all accounts, was a fine jurist of a rising law school. Please know that you have my deepest sympathies in this time of tragedy.

    Michael L. Sensor, Esq.
    Wilmington, Delaware

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 1:41 pm
    Many of us have nothing but fond, friendly, and relaxed memories of our law school years. News like this is therefore wholly unexpected and shocking. Let us try to concentrate on the positive contributions made by Dean Sutin and the others slain in this senseless tragedy. By doing this, we honor those whose lives were lost.

    Bob Hiller
    State of Kansas, SRS Legal Division
    KS, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 1:45 pm
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the many friends of Dean Sutin and the others who died and were injured in this awful tragedy. Please accept the deepest sympathies of our Law School community.

    John M. Burkoff
    Associate Dean, University of Pittsburgh Law School
    PA, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 2:12 pm
    The death of Dean Sutin and the others so tragically is an enormous one for their family and friends. Sincere sympathies to you on your terrible loss. Your loss is felt deeply by all of us in the legal community. Their contributions to the legal education of so many and the betterment of Appalachia will not be forgotten.

    Mary J. Davis
    University of Kentucky College of Law
    Kentucky, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 2:15 pm
    My wife, Peggy and I express our deepest sympathies and offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Dean Sutin and the others who died and were injured in this awful tragedy. We also pass along the like sentiments of the entire Salmon P. Chase College of Law community.

    Gerry St. Amand
    Dean, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
    Kentucky, US

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 2:54 pm
    All of us at New York Law School wish to express our sorrow at the tragic events at Appalachian School of Law. This year has tested the resolve of every citizen of the United States. Those of us in New York, especially those involved in legal education, have had to confront the question of whether law can matter when lawlessness surrounds us. Now, more than ever, we must maintain our resolve as lawyers and as educators that the legal system can help us through horrendous events. The Appalachian School of Law community and the survivors of this attack must face the difficult task of moving forward in the face of tragedy. Our hearts are with our colleagues and friends at the law school and we share the grief of Dean Sutin's family and friends. Please carry on with your mission and remain committed to the ideals of your school. Our sympathy and our thoughts are with you. Richard A. Matasar President & Dean New York Law School

    Richard A. Matasar
    New York Law School
    New York/USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:01 pm
    Dean L. Anthony "Tony" Sutin was an outstanding individual who provided leadership to a fine law school. His character, leadership qualities and his communicative skills were of the highest order and he will be sorely missed by the Law School Community and his faculty, staff and students. All right thinking people mourn this senseless act of violence that snuffed out three lives and altered the lives of everyone in the law school, including the three students who were severely wounded. Dean Sutin provided exemplary leadership to the Appalachian School of Law and his leadership will be sorely missed as this fine school continues to provide opportunities for legal education for an area of the country that has been neglected all too often. All of us who work in legal education suffer when we lose one of us and we all are lessened when a person with Tony's talent and character is taken from us. Please know that your school and your faculty, students, staff and administration are in our individual and collective thoughts and prayers as you confront this terrible reality and go forward. May God Bless and Comfort All of You. David C. Short

    David C. Short
    Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, and also (Member of the Dean\'s Advisory Board of Appalachian School of Law
    Kentucky, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:16 pm
    My deepest sympathies and mourning. This loss affects the whole world law educators comunity.

    Dr. R. M. Castrogiovanni
    Universidad de Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:27 pm
    I was shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of our neighbors and colleagues at Appalacian School of Law.

    Thomas M. Steele
    Wake Forest University School of Law
    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:32 pm
    My deepst sympathies to the family of Dean Sutin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    James B. Levy
    U. of Colorado School of Law at Boulder
    Colorado, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:35 pm
    During "Election 2000", I had 15 appearances on Fox Cable News and the "Edge" with Paula Zahn, I never went "live" without logging on one last time to the Jurist site. I conveyed in December my thanks to Tony and he was most gracious and unassuming about his role. A looming light in the firmament has faded and gone dark.

    John M. Carbone, Esq.
    Carbone and Faasse
    Ridgewood, NJ USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:41 pm
    Even here on the West Coast, we as Federal Agency Lawyers and Instructors are deepely saddened and shocked by the horrific nature of Dean Sutin's passing. We wish his family and associates, as well as the family and associates of those who also lost their lives, our thoughts and prayers. It hurts when such good people working in the public interest as educators and as students are lost to us. May their souls live on in their work and aspirations. With deepest sadness, Melanie D. Ravan, Command Counsel and Director, Environmental Law and Planning Program, Naval School, Civil Engineer Corps Officers

    Melanie D. Ravan
    Naval School, Civil Engineer Corps Officers
    California, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:44 pm
    As with many dedicated and talented people in the profession, I only knew Dean Sutin through his written word. Particularly during the country's test, after the 2000 election, of whether we retained the courage intended by the Founders, Dean Sutin's commentary provided an ongoing source of balance and thought. I hope that those close to Dean Sutin can take comfort in realizing that his life, and the ripple effects that his words will have for those he touched near and far, will ultimately far outweigh the senseless moment of his death.

    Richard Briles Moriarty
    Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice
    Wisconsin/USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:44 pm
    We are all saddened and diminished by the loss of Dean Sutin. May his family be comforted in this difficult time by the sense of community surrounding him and them.

    Carol Chomsky
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:50 pm
    Dean Sutin's dedication and love of the law school made a significant difference in the lives of many students. He will be missed.

    Lolly Gasaway
    University of North Carolina
    North Carolina

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:51 pm
    As the former dean of the University of Richmond, I often visited alums in Grundy and elsewhere in Southwest Virginia. I know how important the Law School is to that community as it stretches to reshape its economy and strengthen its image. I also know how important Dean Sutin was to the remarkable success of a young and vibrant law school. Tony Sutin will be deeply missed by all of us in legal education and by everyone in Southwest Virginia and the Appalacia that extends beyond. But most of all, Tony Sutin will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues. To them, all of us at NSU Law extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

    Joe Harbaugh, Dean
    Nova Southeastern University Law Center
    USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:53 pm
    My thoughts and prayers go to the victims families and the students that were taught and lead by Dean Sutin and Professor Blackwell. Phi Alpha Delta will miss these fraternal brothers and sister.

    Janette Del Angel
    Phi Alpha Delta, Nova Southerastern Univ.
    Florida

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 3:59 pm
    In every aspect of his career, Tony Sutin made a positive difference in the lives of many, many people. It's also no exaggeration to say that the nation as a whole is in his debt for creating such an extraordinary research resource on one of our most important and troubling presidential elections. The monstrosity and senselessness of his death, and that of his faculty and student colleagues, are inexpressible. My deepest sympathies go to his family and to the law school community he helped pioneer.

    Peter M. Shane
    H.J. Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA, US

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:00 pm
    My prayers go out to you and your family. Peace be with you.

    Brian L. Baker
    UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
    Washington, DC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:12 pm
    Deepest of sympathies. Our prayers are with you.

    Elliot Chabot
    House Information Resources
    Washington, DC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:25 pm
    My most sincere condolences to Tony Sutin's family and to the Appalachian Law School community.

    Robert A. Hillman
    Cornell Law School
    New York

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:27 pm
    On behalf of everyone at the University of Connecticut School of Law, let me extend our deepest sympathies over the tragic and senseless loss of Dean Sutin. Our prayers are with everyone he leaves behind. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.

    Jeremy Paul, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
    University of Connecticut School of Law
    USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:30 pm
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Dean Sutin. He was a good man, whose dedication to his students was obvious. His passing is a loss to us all. We especially hold his family in our prayers.

    Eric A. DeGroff
    Regent University School of Law
    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:33 pm
    It's especially sad when a selfless attempt to establish a law school in an underserved region leads to such a tragedy.

    Harold L. Burstyn, Attorney-at-Law (NY & FL) and Registered Patent Attorney
    Adjunct Professor, L. C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University
    USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:36 pm
    I was privileged to meet Dean Sutin when I was interviewing for a position at Appalachian. His enthusiasm and compassion were clearly evident during our discussions. He will be sorely missed.

    Laura W. Morgan
    Family Law Consulting
    Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:37 pm
    Tony and I worked closely together at the Department of Justice (we both worked for Associate AG Ray Fisher, and later when Tony became the head of the Office of Legislative Affairs), and I have so many great memories of our time together that I cannot begin to express how much respect I have for him and how much sadness and sorrow this news brought. Tony was one of the smartest, kindest, funniest, most dedicated, and most grounded public servants I have ever known. The loss is just devastating. Prayers and condolances to all family and loved ones.

    Ivan Fong
    General Electric Co.
    Fairfield, CT, US

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:37 pm
    While I worked with the founding Dean at the Appalachian School of Law as a consultant, I was still well aware of the contributions made by current dean Anthony Sutin. An untimely, unfortunate loss to both the law school community and the city of Grundy. My prayers to the Sutin family.

    Mitch Counts
    Ave Maria School of Law
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:44 pm
    I offer my prayers and condolences to the family of Dean Sutin.

    Dana E. Coles
    Roger Williams University School of Law
    Rhode Island

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:56 pm
    On behalf of the Phi Alpha Delta brothers and sisters from Puerto Rico I wish to extent our deepest condolences to Dean Sutin familiy, coleagues and law students. On our next Saturday District Conference I will propose a minute of silence to pray for the victims of this senseless events.

    Jos R. Cepeda-Borrero
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int\'l
    Puerto Rico

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 4:57 pm
    We offer condolences to Dean Sutin's family. It is tragic when lives are lost due to senseless actions. Hopefully these incidents will motivate those who remain to take positive action to minimize the risk of similar incidents happening in future. Too often we witness lives being impacted by the senseless acts of inconsiderate individuals. We must work towards a more knindly world.

    Stan I. Buell
    Small Investor Protection Association
    Toronto, Canada

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:06 pm
    The loss of Tony Sutin was so untimely and tragic. Tony was one of the original "COPSTERS" first working on the Crime Bill Act and then heading up the COPS Office as General Counsel/Deputy Director. Tony wore two hats because he was awesome at whatever he did! I worked with Tony in the Legal Division for 2 1/2 years. I would always tell him he was my first "real boss" because, like others at the COPS Office, it was my first place of employment after graduating from college. The one thing that I will cherish about Tony was that he was a very humble man. It didn't matter if he was the General Counsel, the Deputy Director, the Assistant Attorney General etc....he was always just Tony. My first "real boss" and good friend will be sadly missed. Tony was an inspiration to me and touched my life as he did others. I will always cherish the memories of Tony. Please continue to keep Margaret and the kids in each of our thoughts and prayers.

    Michelle Brickley
    Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
    Washington, DC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:08 pm
    I had the privilege of working closely with Tony at the COPS office at the Department of Justice and I am simply devasted at the loss of such a great person, friend, and mentor. Tony meant so very much to me as I know he did to so many others. He was so principled, so funny, so kind and caring. The superlatives can go on and on, but they ring so true when we speak of our friend Tony. I send my deepest prayers to his family and all his circle of friends. We will always feel the void.

    Daphne Felten-Green
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Washington, DC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:09 pm
    I was privileged to be a faculty member at the Appalachian School of Law until moving to the University of Arizona this academic year. Tony was my hero. I am equally devasted by the loss of Professor Tom Blackwell (for whom a separate condolence book has been established) and student Angela Dales (Angela was an admissions officer at the school prior to becoming a student). My sincere and profound condolences to all.

    John A. Swain, Associate Professor
    University of Arizona School of Law
    Arizona, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:09 pm
    Our hearts are so heavy from this tragic loss. Dean Sutin was not only kind, but kind-hearted. He championed Appalachian School of Law better than any representative in our midst. He will be greatly missed. My family feels deeply this awful loss for your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers endlessly. And may you be comforted with supernatural love and peace somehow. You are cared for. Dean Sutin will always be a treasure. Matthew 6:21. With all our condolences...

    Lynne Marie Kohm, John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law
    Regent University School of Law
    Virginia Beach, VA USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:10 pm
    When I think of Tony, it may sound strange, but Robert F. Kennedy's Day of Affirmation Address in Capetown, South Africa comes to mind. "Each time a man stands up for an ideal,or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest of walls of opposition and resistance." But I think it Tony's case, his impact on this world is not a tiny ripple but a beautiful wave of kindness, brillance, sensitivity, and peace. It has been a blessing to know him and I am honored that he considered me a friend.

    Cynthia Caporizzo
    Office of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
    San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:15 pm
    I wish to extend my condolences to Dean Sutin's family and friends, and to the entire Appalachian Law School community. May you find strength in each other. My prayers are with you.

    Maura Flood, Visiting Assoc. Professor
    University of Idaho College of Law
    Idaho, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:15 pm
    My condolences to the family and colleagues of Dean Sutin. Although I did not know him personally, I appreciated his work - especially valuable to one outside the U.S. B.Kymlicka Dean and Professor Emeritus, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

    B. Kymlicka
    The University of Western Ontario
    Ontario, Canada

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:25 pm
    My deepest sympathies. I appreciated Dean Sutin's contributions to Jurist that reached all over the world.

    Mary Minow
    LibraryLaw.com
    US

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:26 pm
    What an inspiring first dean Professor Sutin was and what a role model for Appalachian School of Law and for all members of the legal profession he will always be. I was not fortunate to have ever met the person, but it is inspiring to see his spirit reflected in so many warm wishes and condolensces.

    Shubha Ghosh
    University at Buffalo SUNY
    Amherst, New York

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:29 pm
    I did not know Dean Tony Sutin, Professor Tom Blackwell, or Ms. Angela Dales, and nonethtless I want to offer my condolences about this terrible loss. I recall some years ago a disturbed person entered my first floor classroom, fortunately the only time this happened in my 25 plus years of teaching. Without thinking much about the various possibilities, I said to him in a calm voice: "I'm sorry, you can't come in here, there's a class going on." He turned around and left peacefully. I commented to the class, "What remarkable authority comes with a coat and tie." I'm so sorry that authority (or some other) didn't protect everyone at Appalachian School of Law, and that the easy availability of firearms contributes so much to these terrible events.

    Professor Rand E. Rosenblatt
    Rutgers University Law School--Camden
    Camden, New Jersey, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:31 pm
    My most heartfelt condolences to Tony's many friends and family.

    Lawrence C. Levine
    McGeorge School of Law
    California

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 5:45 pm
    Tony Sutin brought opportunity to an impoverished part of our country. Usually, attorneys and schools are attracted to wealthy environs. But he sought to supply it where it was most needed. As a fellow Harvard Law graduate, I was proud of Tony and his work. He will be missed.

    Prof. Robert C. Fellmeth
    Director, Center for Public Interest Law, University of San Diego Law School
    California, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 6:08 pm
    Deepest sympathies to the friends, collegues and family of Dean Sutin. May Godspeed in your time of tragedy.

    James Devlin
    Oklahoma, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 7:10 pm
    Though I never had the priviledge to meet with Dean Sutin in person, yet as a reader to this journal, I feel so much loss and emptiness when it happened to one of our collegues. Deepest sympathy from across the ocean.

    Dr Agatha Fraser
    Bp2Bp
    Manchester, UK

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 7:16 pm
    I pray that God Almighty will comfort the family, colleagues and friends of Dean Sutin in at this tragic time.

    Vaughn E. James, Assoc. Professor
    Texas Tech University School of Law
    Lubbock, TX USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 7:19 pm
    As a regular reader of jurist update and other academic-related websites, I learnt about the death of Dean Sutin with shock and disbelief. I hereby send my condolences to his family and friends both within and outside the academic world. May he and others rest in peace.

    Sylvestre Ffap
    postgraduate student
    Geneva/Switzerland

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 8:33 pm
    I wish to express my most sincere condolences to Dean Sutinエs family. Also to his friends and colleges.My prayers are with you.

    Juan Ren Segura
    Universidad de Guanajuato
    Guanajuato, M騙ico

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 8:48 pm
    This senseless tragedy causes the world's entire law school community, faculty, students, and staff, to mourn. May time soon begin to heal the wounds for the loved ones, friends, and colleagues of the victims.

    Marsha Cope Huie
    University of Tulsa College of Law
    Oklahoma, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 8:53 pm
    Tony was by far one of the nicest people placed on this earth. He touched so many of us by his kindness, his generosity, tolerance, decency, and humor. He devoted his life to the underprivileged, always poised to make a difference in the world, as Janet Reno would say. Let us try to remember his life, not his death, and the joy that he brought to so many who knew him. His memory will forever make me smile.

    Diana Fishbein
    Research Triangle Institute
    Maryland, USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 8:55 pm
    The untimely death of Dean Sutin is a loss not just to America but to the world.

    Gary Botting, Ph.D., LL.M.
    University of British Columbia
    Canada

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 9:23 pm
    I pray that God blesses late Dean Sutin's family and friends during this difficult time.

    Adria Olmi
    SIU Law School Library
    Carbondale, Illinois

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 9:24 pm
    My condolences to the friends and family of Dean Sutin. I am sorry for your loss.

    A 3rd year law student
    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    New York, New York

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 9:41 pm
    Margaret, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. We cannot express how saddened we are over this senseless tragedy.

    John & Andrea Maron
    Raleigh, NC

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 9:44 pm
    I did not know him. From the write-ups in the newspapers, he sounds like the kind of person I would want to know, so I could admire him and learn from him. I have no doubt that we are all diminished by his passing.

    Laurence J. Gillis, Adjunct Instructor
    Hesser College (Paralegal Program)
    NH/USA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 9:51 pm
    It is difficult to express the dimensions of this loss. Tony Sutin was a kind, gentle man, who was dedicated to justice throughout his legal career. While an associate at Hogan and Hartson, Tony worked pro bono for the ACLU of Maryland on a number of civil rights cases, including an environmental racism challenge which I had the brief privilege litigating with him. When I heard, years later, that he was the dean of a new and innovative law school in Appalachia, I was not surprised. This project, like others marking his legal career, was consistent with Tony's commitment to public service. I wish to express my deepest sympathies for his family, and my hope that this tragedy will result in more support for the important social issues he cared about.

    Laura Kessler, Assoc. Prof.
    University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 10:45 pm
    I did not know Dean Sutin, but I did have the privilege of knowing Tom Blackwell, who also lost his life during this terrible incident. Others speak and write so highly of the Dean, and we know that he leaves behind a loving family. Our thoughts are with them.

    Diane Edelman
    Villanova University School of Law
    Villanova, PA

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 10:56 pm
    I'll second the insights that our Dean Matasar posted, but from the perspective of a law student instead of a legal educator. As a member of the student body at NYLS, I send absolute heartfelt condolences for the confusing and no doubt scary situation all of you are going through at your law school. In particular, I feel for those who have suffered personal loss at the hands of violence, as many of us did 6 blocks from NYLS on 9/11. I lost four friends in that terror, so I know what many of you are feeling. Hopelessness, despair, anger, frustration and sorrow. Any one of those feelings is horrible. Taken all together, they are virtually unbearable and can drive anyone to the breaking point. At a time like this, it is important to remember the goals of those you lost, how they affected you, and how you can turn such a negative situation into a positive one. I've noticed that if there is one thing present at institutions of higher education, it is the constant want of the faculty to better the lives of their students, both in an academic capacity and in instilling a sense of purpose in those individuals. We in the law school community do what we do and learn what we learn because we want to make society and our community better off. I am sure this is what Dean Sutin and Prof.Blackwell wanted for all of you. Your success will give purpose to their efforts, and as their positive efforts have created success in the community, so will yours. Prosperity and peace are things that can live on, but only if we do not let the darkness and fear created by tradgedy cover the light that shines through our hearts. God bless all of you and take care.

    Salvatore A. Piscopo
    New York Law School (1L)
    New York, NY

  • Thursday January 17, 2002 at 11:45 pm
    My prayers for Dean Sutin and all others who died in the tragedy.

    Suneeti
    India

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:33 am
    I had the pleasure of knowing Tony Sutin as a high school student a quarter century ago. He was kind, decent, compassionate, and funny謡ise beyond his years. His spirit brightened the lives of all those who crossed paths with him. I was shocked and saddened beyond words to hear of his tragic and senseless killing. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

    Joshua Bloch
    Sun Microsystems, Java Software
    San Jose, CA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:45 am
    My most sincere condolences to the entire Appallacian Law School Community. As we all must in these difficult times, I encourage you, and have faith that you will, continue your mission as a vital and important contributer to both the local and national legal community.

    David S. Schwartz
    David S. Schwartz Attorney & Counsellor at Law
    New York, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:53 am
    A special note of sympathy to the family and friends of Dean Sutin. God bless you all with strength and comfort during this most difficult time.

    David S. Schwartz
    David S. Schwartz Attorney & Counsellor at Law
    New York, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 2:05 am
    We mourn the tragic murders of Dean Sutin and Professor Blackwell. We have declared a day of mourning at our school. We are indeed in sympathy, as our law school is also new, and its mission is akin to that of the Appalachian School of Law. The students who apprehended the alleged perpetrator are especially to be commended. Tadas Klimas Dean Vytautas Magnus University School of Law Lithuania

    Tadas Klimas
    Vytautas Magnus University School of Law
    Lithuania

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 3:18 am
    I offer Dean Sutin and other innocent victims all my condolences and my deepest sympathy.

    R. Ricci
    University of Cergy-Pontoise
    France

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:08 am
    As a lecturer in Constitutional Law I found the commentary by Dean Sutin on the US Presidential elections to be the clearest and most interesting account of a system not readily understood by UK commentators. My thoughts and sympathy are with his family, friends and colleagues and with those of the other two innocent people struck down in their prime.

    Chris Ashton
    School of Law, Napier University
    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:20 am
    Allow me to extend my condolences and my sympathy for Dean Sutin and his family. It angers to see such base and senseless deeds committed. I most sincerely wish those personally agrieved to find the strength to carry on and comfort in the memory of a past shared. Sincerely yours,

    Hendrik H舐terich, Esq.
    FPS Fritze Paul Schmitt
    Germany

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:23 am
    May they all rest in perfect peace.

    Ubong E Effeh
    Kent Law School, University of Kent at Canterbury
    UK

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:01 am
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Kathie Sweeney, Library Director
    Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, P.C.
    Baltimore, MD

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:10 am
    The legal community and all the world grieve at this senseless tragedy. I pray that the Appalachian Law School community has the strength to carry forward the great work of Dean Sutin and others in bringing this school to an area which can greatly benefit by its services.

    Holly Morris
    nurselawyer.net
    South Carolina, U.S.A.

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:16 am
    On behalf of myself and my students in legal studies at Bloomsburg University I would like to convey my condolences to Dean Sutin's family and friends for this terrible loss. We hold you all in the light, and pray that the work of Dean Sutin will outlast this tragedy.

    Bruce L. Rockwood
    Professor of Legal Studies, Bloomsburg University
    Pennsylvania

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:18 am
    On behalf of the Villanova Law School community, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Sutin. We stand in solidarity with them. Dean Sutin will be in our prayers.

    Dean Matk Sargent
    Villanova University School of Law
    Pennsylvania/USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:51 am
    I met Tony in Grundy three years ago when he had just begun his teaching career. It was apparent even then that our profession had gained a leader. Our paths crossed often since then and I hope he considered me a friend. As has been stated many times by others in these condolences, Tony was a kind and peaceful man. Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Tony have lost a piece of ourselves, ASL and Grundy have lost a champion, but the saddist part is that his children can only know him from what we tell them.

    W. Jeremy Davis
    University of North Dakota School of Law
    North Dakota, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 9:08 am
    I deplore the loss of life in this act of violence, and I send my sympathy and prayers to all of those who experienced it.

    Sally Wambold
    University of Richmond Law Library
    Richmond, Virginia

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 9:14 am
    Tony was a longtime friend and a fantastic human being. He will be missed. My sympathy to his family and friends.

    Kevin Pfeifle
    Kliger-Weiss Infosystems
    New York

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 9:40 am
    Please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and those who graduated with Tony from Brandeis University, Class of 1981.

    Jay Inwald
    RubinBaum LLP
    New York, New York

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 9:46 am
    I did not know Tony, but I know the grief that has reached his family and his freinds. His family should know that we are sadden that such a thing could happen. Tony's family is in our prayers. I do not know if Tony has children, but if he does, tell them that we are thinking about them--whatever their ages. Years from now the words expressed by so many will provide you with direct knowledge of a wonderful father. J. Clay Smith, Jr. Howard Law School Washington, D.C.

    J. Clay Smith, Jr.
    Howard Law School
    Washington, D.C. 20008

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 10:19 am
    Please accept my deepest condolences. Tony's life and work inspire. He is missed.

    Michael Heise
    Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Law
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 10:38 am
    The Baylor Law School community offers its deepest sympathy. We are in prayer for the family of Dean Sutin and each person who has been touched by this utterly senseless tragedy. The loss that has been suffered by the Sutin family, by the friends of the Sutins, and by the Appalachian School of Law community transcends comprehension. May God be with with you and may you by comforted though Him.

    Dean Brad Toben
    Baylor Law School
    Waco, Texas

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 10:51 am
    I did not know Dean Sutin. But from the things that I have recently read about him, it seems as though he was a good and caring man who's life was taken before his time. May the Sutin family and friends be kept in prayer.

    Brezetta Steverson
    University at Buffalo Law School
    Amherst, NY

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:02 am
    The entire Roger Williams University School of Law community wishes to extend its deepest condolences at the tragic and senseless loss of Tony Sutin, a young and promising dean. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who knew and loved him.

    Bruce I. Kogan, Interim Dean
    Roger Williams University School of Law
    Bristol, RI

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:04 am
    Tony Sutin was a true prince of man, and those thousands of us whose lives he touched will feel his loss palpably for a very long time. This tragic event brings home one again just how important it is to embrace the ones you love while you still can. May Tony's memory serve as a blessing for Margaret, for his children and his parent, and his entire family.

    Seth P. Waxman
    Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
    Washington, D.C.

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:17 am
    Everyone who knew Tony is shocked and saddened by his death. He was a wonderful person, lawyer, and educator. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife and family. May they take some small measure of comfort in knowing how widely admired and respected Tony was.

    Ronald A. Cass
    Boston University School of Law
    MA/USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:18 am
    All of us at Southern Illinois University School of Law, wish to express our condolences and deepest sympathies to Tony's family and friends. He will be missed.

    Thomas F. Guernsey, Dean
    Southern Illinois University School of Law
    Illinois

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:42 am
    My condolences to Dean Sutin's family and friends.

    Penelope Andrews
    Albany Law School
    U.S.A.

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:42 am
    What a tragic day for legal education, the law profession and society. I thank the Lord for the time we had Dean Sutin here and for all his contributions. My family will continue to pray for Dean Sutin's family and loved ones during this time of grief. Let us all step up and continue in his fine example.

    Jeffrey M. Thompson, Adjunct Faculty and Attorney
    Duquesne Univ., Law School and School of Business
    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania/USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:10 pm
    When I was a "One L" at Harvard Law School, Tony Sutin was in charge of helping a small group of us adjust to HLS. He was a kind, caring person then, and obviously continued to be throughout his career. What a loss.

    Scott Emblidge
    San Francisco, California

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:42 pm
    One only needed to speak briefly to Dean Tony Sutin to understand how dedicated he was to the students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian School of Law. I'm sure his leadership and goodness will never be forgotten. My sympathies and prayers go to his family and friends, as well as the entire law school community. I hope you will all gain the strength you need to carry on despite this terrible loss.

    Nancy Strohmeyer
    Loyola University Law Library
    New Orleans, LA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:45 pm
    I was lucky to meet and get to know Tony a little bit when he was starting up what became the COPS program in DOJ. I learned then, as those who knew him well know much better, that he was a very smart, decent and service-oriented person. It is obviously is no coincidence that Tony moved from developing community-oriented policing programs throughout the country to choosing and building, so significantly in such a short time, his own community at Appalachian, in Grundy and in its region. I extend my condolences to Tony's family and his many, many friends and hope that all can find some consolation and much inspiration in the example he set and the work he did.

    John Q. Barrett
    Professor of Law, St. John\'s University
    New York City

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 12:46 pm
    We who work in Election Law regarded Tony as one of the best; he will be missed.

    Lewis H. LaRue
    Washington and Lee
    Virginia, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:14 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the families.

    Scott Gerber
    ONU College of Law
    OH

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:19 pm
    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dean Sutin. His loss is a loss to the entire legal community.

    Muriel Efron
    AALL, SEALL
    West Palm Beach, FL

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:48 pm
    Tony was a Bellport High School studnet when I was an Assistant Principal at the school. I am deeply saddened at his death. I remember him not only as an outstanding student but as a friendly and concerned human being actively involved in political and environmental issues. Clearly his life and career fulfilled his young promise to make a difference in this world. My sincere sympathy to Tony's family. I know that the South Country community mourns his loss to the world.

    Sheldon Stiefeld
    Bellport High School (retired)
    Glenn Mills, PA.

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:50 pm
    Tony Sutin accomplished a minor miracle at Appalachian, providing thoughtful, energetic leadership and achieving ABA provisional approval in an unusually short time. The fine young law school is his legacy to the countless young men and women who, by virtue of its presence, will have the opportunity to become lawyers. Truly, this is a fitting memorial to an important career that ended much too soon. The faculty and staff of the Chapman University School of Law offer our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Sutin and the family.

    Dean Parham Williams
    Chapman University School of Law
    California, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:52 pm
    I want to express my deep sorrow and sympathy to the family, friends, colleagues, and students of Dean Tony Sutin. My prayers are with you all.

    Faye Jones
    University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LAW
    California, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 1:57 pm
    Sincere condolences to the families of dedicated, innovative +superior legal educators + professionals! What a senseless disturbed act of violence in a progressive school of law! Their dedication and work will be remembered and continued ANYWAY!- GOD BLESS + PAX VOBISCUM!- Anne Emily Conroy, B.A., M.A. Columbia Univ., NYU + Barnard Coll.

    Anne Emily CONROY
    LATVIAN/American Society of Pgh. PA
    PA US

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 2:48 pm
    Deepest condolences to the family of Dean Tony Sutin and the entire law school community

    Arthur Rosett, Professor of Law
    UCLA Law School
    Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 3:15 pm
    The prayers of all of us at Creighton University are with you.

    Patrick J. Borchers
    Dean, Creighton Univ. School of Law
    NE, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 3:40 pm
    Tony and I grew up together in Bellport--we went to grade school and high school together, worked summer jobs together. He was truly a fine person. It was very clear in our formative years that he was unique--wise, intelligent, compassionate, someone who would make a difference in the world. It was my honor to call him "friend". My deepest condolences to all of Tony's family, friends, students and colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Steve Rabin, Ph.D.
    ALZA Corporation
    Mountain View, CA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 3:42 pm
    I was stunned to hear that Tony was the victim of this violence. I knew Tony in law school. As is so often the cruel, ironic case with gun violence, it seems that such violence is visited upon the most gentle, humble and peaceful among us. Tony was all of that, plus clever, smart and earnest, and his loss is painful. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

    Richard J. Sankovitz
    Milwaukee County Circuit Court
    Milwaukee, WI

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 3:50 pm
    We are all so very sorry to hear of this tragedy, and our hearts are with the families and friends of the victims. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult of times.

    Nancy Rapoport
    University of Houston Law Center
    Texas

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 4:33 pm
    My prayers are with the families of all involved in this senseless tragedy.

    William Beach
    The John Marshall Law School
    Chicago, IL

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 4:48 pm
    We join the many friends and colleagues of those killed in the tragic events at Appalachian School of Law in sending our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

    Sally Wiant
    Washington and Lee University
    VA, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:05 pm
    Dean Sutin was a tremendously intelligent, caring, humble man who will be sorely missed in Southwestern Virginia and beyond. My father is on the Board of Trustees for the Appalachian School of Law and I had met and observed Dean Sutin on many occasions. He was always enthusiastic performing in his job and in the community. I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. We will miss him dearly.

    Joyce S. Kilgore
    Kilgore & Kilgore
    Saint Paul, VA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:22 pm
    I too went to high school with Tony Sutin in Bellport, Long Island. It didn't surprise me when a mutual friend told me a few years ago of Tony's impressive legal career. Nor did it surprise me to learn that he had walked away from this prestigious career to take on the heavy lifting of creating social justice. It's tragic beyond words that his life and future good works have been taken from our world, that someone so loving should be taken from his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Maryanne C. Reilly
    Newton, MA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 5:35 pm
    Dean Sutin and the rest of the law school community, please know that you are not alone in your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Gregory Smith
    Houston Law Center
    Texas, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 6:03 pm
    Margaret: Like yourself, your husband was a model of what all of us should try to be, as lawyers and community servants. I am so sorry for the horror that has befallen you and your children. My thoughts are with you.

    Philip Schrag
    Georgetown University Law School
    Washington, DC

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 6:59 pm
    I had the pleasure of meeting Dean Sutin when I was studying for the Virginia Bar in Grundy in the summer of 2000. He and Margaret were so kind to our Bar-Bri class, even enviting all of us over to dinner at their home and giving us a "pep talk" before the exam. I later had the honor of teaching a Legal Process class at Appalachian School of Law in Spring of 2001. Dean Sutin was not only a kind person, but an inspirational educational leader. He bent over backward to make sure that I was comfortable in my new role as "professor", even stopping by my class on several occassions to make sure that I was getting along ok. This is surely a tragedy not only for his family and friends, but the entire legal community. My thoughts are prayers are with you all in this troubled time.

    Jessica Jackson, law clerk for the TN Court of Appeals
    Former Adjunct Professor, Appalachian School of Law
    Tennessee

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 7:44 pm
    Thinking of Tony, it seems like only yesterday that we were in Bellport High School together. During those years, it was already evident that Tony had so much to offer. His short life and great accomplishments demonstrate that he was the rare individual who fufilled his promise. His death is a tremendous loss to all those who were touched by him. To Tony's immediate and extended circle, my thoughts are with you all.

    Mark R. Salsberg, Esq.
    Merrick, New York

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 7:56 pm
    Our prayers are with you.

    Rory Smith
    The John Marshall Law School
    Illinois, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:05 pm
    My prayers and those of my colleagues at Northeastern School of Law are with Dean Sutins's family and with the families of the other victims of this terrible tragedy.

    Hope Lewis
    Northeastern University School of Law
    Massachusetts

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:14 pm
    It has been years since I worked with Tony Sutin as a summer clerk, but I recall clearly his decency and his commitment to the higher ideals of the law. He touched my life briefly, but I am the better for it. My condolences to his family, friends, students and colleagues.

    Marcia Rodgers
    Denver, CO

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 8:19 pm
    Our prayers & sympathy are for you & your family--may they help you bear this great loss.

    M. Datiles
    student, New York Law School
    NY, USA

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 10:00 pm
    What a terrible loss to his family, loved ones and friends. Like you all, I had the privilege of knowing Tony as a friend. Throughout high school and college, I always knew him to be a man of ideals and purpose. I was talking the other night to a friend of ours from Brandeis who said simply, "Everyone who met Tony liked him." Beyond his clear intelligence and passion for making our world a bettter place, I will always remember him for his dry wit. He will be dearly missed.

    Barry Auskern
    Assistant Distrcit Attorney, Northwestern Distrcit of Massachusetts
    Massachusetts

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 10:05 pm
    Our hearts go out to Dean Sutin's family and all of those who were so deeply affected by this tragedy. The thoughts of all your colleagues around the country are with you. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse David H. Levin Chair in Family Law Fredric G. Levin College of Law University of Florida

    Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
    University of Florida
    US

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:13 pm
    Tony's brilliance, beautiful smile, humor, & sensitivity will be missed forever. He was an extraordinary soul in the midst of ordinary people. I am honored to be one of the many that he embraced in his life time. May Grace guide & support the family & friends during this period of transition. Be blessed,

    Lois Paris-White
    Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS)
    Virginia (USA)

  • Friday January 18, 2002 at 11:52 pm
    I feel honored to have known Tony and to have worked with him for 2 years at the COPS Office. I have never met a person so selfless, brilliant, and humorous all wrapped up in one. Tony always knew how to bring a smile to the face of his co-workers and friends with that dry sense of humor. I want to express my deepest sympathies to Tony's wife and children. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him and should be missed even more by those who had not had the pleasure to meet him.

    Russell J. Kramer
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 1:00 am
    Thank you all for your messages. They help in a time when we are all hurting so badly. I miss my fallen colleagues more than I can express. They were "the good guys." So many of our students,staff and faculty who were present during the slaughter are unsung heroes. Unless you were there, you cannot understand the hellacious events of that day. All of us here at ASL mourn our beloved colleagues, Tony Sutin and Tom Blackwell. Our former employee and current student Agnela Dales was treasured by all. Please know that all your messages help us to perservere during a time that no one should have to endure. I just want you all to know how much your comments mean to the faculty, staff, and students at ASL, who stand resolute during this time of trajedy. Somehow, with our admiration of Tony, Tom, and Angela guiding us, we will persevere without thoughts of our own needs, and will open our doors on Tuesday, help our community to enter the difficult thrheshold, and carry on the unique mission of the Appalachian School of Law. Gail A. Kintzer Charter Professor Appalachian School of Law Grundy, Va. 24614 kintzer@naxs.net

    Gail Kintzer
    Appalachian School of Law
    Va/USA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 4:04 am
    In 1991, as a first year associate at Hogan & Hartson law firm, I worked closely with (then senior associate, later partner) Tony Sutin on a pro bono case involving the rights of Mexican migrant workers hired at a crab picking plant in Maryland. Tony became my mentor and friend, teaching me how to provide top quality legal services infused with human caring. His brilliance, kindness, and edgy dry wit are just a few of Tony's qualities that I and so many others loved him for. May Margaret and the family find some measure of solace in the immense difference he made in this world.

    Marta Tanenhaus
    Hogan & Hartson LLP
    Washington, D.C.

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 9:41 am
    Tony Sutin was a wonderful dean and wonderful person. I had the pleasure of working with him for three days at the New Deans Workshop last summer, and of visiting with him since. On behalf of all of us at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, I extend our thoughts and sympathy to Dean Sutin's family, friends, and colleagues.

    Chuck Goldner
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
    Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 11:02 am
    Having in common of Virginia heritage and our struggles as young law schools confronting the status quo, many of us at Regent have felt close to our colleagues at Appalachian ever since it was founded. Therefore we were particular grieved by the loss of Dean Sutin and the others. The survivors are in our prayers, and, for those among us whose theology permits this, so are the victims.

    David M. Wagner
    Regent University School of Law
    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 1:32 pm
    This is a tragedy for the legal profession, for the Appalachian School of Law, and for the Appalachian region--but especially for Dean Sutin's family. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of you.

    Deborah Merritt
    The John Glenn Institute & OSU College of Law
    Columbus, Ohio

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 2:14 pm
    God be with Dean Sutin and his loved ones. Although I did not personally know him or his slain colleagues, my heart feels for the loss. I hope his family knows that many will be praying for them.

    Eileen Jones
    Southern University Law Center
    LA, USA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 3:34 pm
    I only met Tony Sutin when he bravely accompanied his wife, Margaret, a classmate of mine, to our reunion: a brave feat for any outsider. I regarded him as a gentle, kind man w/ a fine intellect and a large heart. He struck me as an open man, very giving of his attention and time. It does not surprise me at all that he specifically tried to help the man who killed him. It seems like that's the type of guy he was--a helper. I deeply regret his horrible murder and the void that this leaves behind in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. I am also somewhat selfishly sorry that I will never have the pleasure of his company again. My condolences to all whose lives he touched and especially to dear Margaret, who is cut from the same cloth as Tony. May his gentle, wise spirit live on in your hearts and minds as you struggle w/ his terrible physical absence.

    Kevin T. Kuehlwein
    Univ. of Pennsylvania
    PA USA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 4:07 pm
    My heartfelt condolences to Dean Sutin's family, friends and colleagues. May his strength, leadership and love guide all of you through this dark time.

    Marjorie A. Silver
    Touro Law Center
    Long Island, New York

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 4:18 pm
    On behalf of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, I wish to express our deepest condolences to Dean Sutin's family and everyone at the Appalachian School of Law. Your tragic loss is felt throughout the legal education community.

    Scott M. Matheson, Jr.
    University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 5:57 pm
    I remember vividly the appearance Dean Sutin made before the Accreditation Committee. He spoke passionatly about his school, telling us how the community supported it and how much the school was needed. I only met him that one day, but I was very impressed with his experience, his ability to tell his story and his care and concern for Grundy, his faculty and his students. My prayers go to his collegues and to his family.

    Sara B. Davies
    Leadership Evansville, Inc.
    Indiana

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 8:03 pm
    May God Bless the Sutin family in this time of grief and sorrow. We never met, but I respect and honor one whose life involved educating and empowering tomorow's leaders. Matthew Smalls Class of 2004 New York Law School New York N.Y.

    Matthew Smalls
    New York Law School
    NY

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 8:28 pm
    I interviewed for a position at Appalachian School of Law School at the AALS Conference this past October, and though my family and career situation precluded my further pursuit of my candidacy at that time, I was quite favorably impressed by Appalachian and its people. Accordingly, I was quite saddened to read of the circumstances of Tony's passing. This is truly a great loss not only for the Appalachian Law School community, but also for the legal profession as a whole. Please accept my condolences, and do not cease to strive to achieve all that Tony had envisioned.

    Kenneth H. Ryesky, Esq.
    Queens College CUNY
    NY/USA

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 8:53 pm
    Dear Margaret: Like many who wrote before, we knew Tony was destined to do great things when we knew him at Brandeis. Together we worked to establish an environmental studies program (which has grown considerably since our day) and fighting nuclear power. Tony's passion for education and justice and love of his fellow human being were strong more than 20 years ago. Few in our generation kept those passions alive and incorporated them in their daily lives and careers. We were so pleased to learn of his work to establish a law school in Appalachia, and so devastated to learn of his tragic death. So many have said you are cut from the same mould as Tony. If so, you will undoubtedly continue the work you both started in Grundy. We wish you the strength to continue that work, and hope that the love that the community clearly has for you and Tony will help you maintain that strength. We also extend our deepest sympathy to your children, who will never know their father first hand. We hope you keep the tributes posted on this web site for them, so they can see how much their father meant to so many people.

    Marci and Steve Fischbach
    Brandeis Class of 1980 (and Rhode Island Legal Services for Steve)
    Providence, RI

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 9:32 pm
    Tony's smile, quick wit, and earnestness are vivid memories that will not be diminished by time. I will miss him. My deepest sympathy to Margaret, the rest of his family, the Grundy community, and everyone else who was fortunate to have known him. What a loss!!

    Marc Schwartz
    U. S. General Accounting Office
    Washington, D. C.

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 9:52 pm
    I attended Brandeis together with Tony--a fellow ex-patriate from the South Shore of Long Island-- in the late '70's. I remember his sweetness, his devotion to the protection of the natural environment, and his incisive scholarship even at the tender age of 20. He was always there with us, whether protesting the construction of nuclear power plants, advocating sensible energy policy, devoting his research skills to solving environmental problems, or working to restart the dormant environmental studies program at Brandeis. I went off to Columbia Law School to "save the world" as an environmental and civil rights lawyer; Tony went off to Harvard a year later to make his mark. I followed with interest and admiration his work for the Democratic Party and the Clinton administration over the years. Many of us who, like Tony, devoted our legal careers to the promotion of justice had a pipe dream that, one day, we would establish our own law school, hire activist scholars, and create new generations of attorneys dedicated to the public interest. Tony lived that dream, and was an example for us all. I fervently hope that some measure of healing will come to his family and his colleagues from the knowledge that hundreds, perhaps thousands, will set their course by following his.

    Lawrence A. Goldberg, Esq. (and Lisa C. Barnett)
    Brandeis University, Class of 1980
    New York, NY

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 10:44 pm
    Words are wholly inadequate to express the sorrow we feel. Tony put into practice ideals that only a few truly believe in and still fewer actually act upon. If there is any condolence in this tragic situation, it is only that God surely took home to his heart his fine and good servant. Margaret, ever blessing to you and the kids.

    Fran and Regina Allegra
    Vienna, Virginia

  • Saturday January 19, 2002 at 11:36 pm
    Akthough I did not know any of those needlessly taken from us, I share at least a portion of your sense of lose and grief. My sincere and heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the families of all involved and the school body as a whole'

    Rich Bitter
    LL.M. Student, American University, Washington College of Law
    Washington, D.C.

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 12:52 am
    The students and faculty of the John Marshall Law School extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Dean Sutin and Professor Blackwell

    Myrna Yeoman
    US

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 2:13 am
    I heard about the tragic death of Dean Sutin and I was shocked and greatly saddened when I heard the news. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and associates.

    Regina Walton
    Visiting Professor, Korea University
    L.A., California/Jochiwon, South Korea

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 10:12 am
    Margaret, Henry, and Clara Li - Tony will be greatly missed by me and all his friends in Washington who worked with him on pro bono and political matters. His gentle humor brightened our trials together in courtrooms from Montgomery, Alabama to Baltimore, Maryland. His wit and political insight will be tragically absent from all future Democratic Party conventions in Virginia and nationwide. Kathy and I are particularly horrified that such a disaster befell Tony and you just weeks after your family was expanded and enriched by Clara Li's arrival in late December. We know how excited Tony was at her long-awaited arrival from the Chinese orphanage and how eagerly he had looked forward to their first meeting in China. That his future time with her,you and Henry was abruptly taken away is an inconsolable loss. Our prayers are with you.

    Jack Keeney
    Hogan & Hartson
    Washington, D.C.

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 10:54 am
    To the family of Dean Tony Sutin, who are especially in my thoughts and prayers; to the Grundy community; to the Appalachian School of Law, the students and staff; to all associated with the Jurist website, where I encountered Dean Sutin - I am so sorry for the losses you have suffered, and for the wounds you have sustained.

    Thomas Martin Doyle Jr., J.D.
    Connecticut, USA

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 1:39 pm
    David and I have known Tony since his early days at Brandeis, where we were his "dorm director" and began a lifetime friendship. Tony has always been our model for political and social activism, and enriched our lives with his brilliance, kindness, and wit.We are all better people for having had the privilege of knowing Tony; we will try to be better people to honor his memory. What a loss for us, for the world. But mostly, our hearts go out to Margaret, Henry, and Clara-Li.

    Jane and David Ellis
    Arlington, MA

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 3:03 pm
    I grew up in Tennessee and knew of the need for more lawyers in the Applalacian area. Although I did not know Tony Sutin,I was a great admirer of his work at Applalachian Law School. My deepest condolances to his family.

    Linda Lacey
    University of Tulsa College of Law
    Oklahoma, USA

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 4:02 pm
    Tony was a truly remarkable man and I feel privileged to have known him. We met about 25 years ago when he convinced me to attend Brandeis Univ., where he was then a freshman. We maintained a friendship through college, law school and professional careers. In fact, we communicated just two months ago when he offered his generous support for a project I had recently completed. That was Tony - always available, always kind, always interested. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

    Spencer G. Feldman
    Greenberg Traurig
    New York, New York

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 6:06 pm
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic shooting of Dean Tony Sutin . I did not know him personally, but I greatly admired the sincerity evident from his aspirations in establishing the Appalachian Law School. As a law professor, I appreciate the pressure there often is now days to let standards slide in academic institutions the interest of maintaining student numbers, public or foreign funding and other seeming important considerations, and further admire his apparent determination to maintain the integrity of the institution's standards. As a colleague of Nigerian ancestry, I am ashamed that the perpetrator of this terrible act was a Nigerian, albeit an allegedly mentally ill person unlikely to have been in his proper senses. I extend my sincere condolences, and prayers to Tony Sutin's family at this very sad time.

    Olujoke Akindemowo
    Centre for Law in the Digital Economy (CLiDE), Monash University
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 6:23 pm
    Margaret, Henry, and Clara -- I knew Tony at DOJ when I was Counsel to the Attorney General. His departure for Appalachia inspired my own career move to College Summit, a national non-profit dedicated to improving college access for low-income youth. I will always be grateful to him for helping to pave the way. I remember at his goodbye party, Ms. Reno praised Tony with something like, "If everyone could write like Tony, law would be a finer profession." He was a bright light, and on Monday the world went a shade darker. Scott and I hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kinney Zalesne
    College Summit
    Washington, DC

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 6:31 pm
    I met Tony in my first years of practice in DC, when everything was new, and so much lacking in perspective. Tony stood out then, and always has, as a man who lent us some, through his own boundless reserves of wisdom, wit, searing intelligence, enthusiasm and genuine kindness. He believed one could really do good, and he did, in so many ways and even when he wasn't even particularly trying to. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and colleagues, and to those of the other victims. He will be missed, but remembered often, fondly, and whenever we need a little inspiration and proof that goodness is possible, and a potent element in justice.

    Karen Silverman
    San Francisco, California

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 6:46 pm
    My deepest sympathies and my thughts and prayers are with the families of the victims during this tumultuous time.

    Jacqueline Jane
    1st Year Law Student New York Law School
    New York, New York

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 9:06 pm
    I admired Tony enormously for his intellect, humanity, modesty and wit. I went to Grundy as visiting professor solely due to a single meeting I had with Tony, which impressed me greatly about the man and his vision for the school. The loss of Tony is very tragic, and I am deeply saddened. My thoughts and concern are with Margaret, Henry and Clara.

    Ted Parker
    Berg & Parker LLP
    San Francisco, California

  • Sunday January 20, 2002 at 9:49 pm
    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Sutin, and to all whose lives he touched.

    Lauren Godfrey
    New York Law School
    New York, NY

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 1:59 am
    As a recent graduate of the Appalachian School of Law I was privileged to have taken Constitional Law with Dean Sutin. He was a wonderful teacher and a kind and gentle person. It was wonderful to see him with his son, Henry. He was such a loving father. As a native of Buchanan County I was able to witness the effect that the school had on the area. Dean Sutin's considerable efforts in building this law school will never be forgotten.

    Cynthia Smith Ludwig
    Appalachian School Law Class of 2001
    Seattle, Washington

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:06 am
    We here at Drake University Law School are saddened by the tragedy of last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the Appalachian School of Law community.

    Peter Goplerud
    Drake University Law School
    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:21 am
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dean Sutin. I had the pleasure of having Dean Sutin for Constitutional Law I and II. Dean Sutin was a pleasure as an instructor. He cared about the law and the students. His humor and smile was constant. I will miss you Dean Sutin. I hope I can be half the person that you are. Robert Seffinger Third Year Law Student Appalachian School of Law Grundy, VA

    Robert Seffinger
    Student at the Appalachian School of Law
    VA

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:41 am
    The faculty, students, and administration of Stetson University College of Law send our thoughts and prayers to Dean Sutin's family and school. He will be sorely missed -- and fondly remembered -- by the legal and law school communities.

    Darby Dickerson, Associate Dean
    Stetson University College of Law
    St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 3:43 pm
    It took me quite a while to recover and gather my thoughts about Tony Sutin - words seemed to fail me. Tony and I worked together on so many projects at the Justice Department, I was able to see how different he was, how he stood out above the rest. He was a true friend who stood by me, against the world, sometimes it seemed, as an ally in our joint endeavors to "fight for truth and justice". He helped me continue on and I missed him greatly when he left. But it was such a great pleasure when he called to ask if we could set up a program to give some of his Appalachian 1st year law students a chance to intern during the summer at the Office for Civil Rights at OJP when I was Director. Of course I was thrilled to participate in some small way to his wonderful dream. He was one in a million and I'll never forget him.

    Inez Alfonzo Haller
    Retired U.S. Dept. of Justice, OJP
    Spotsylvania, VA

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 6:06 pm
    I was blessed with the opportunity to study under Dean Sutin while a student at the Appalachian School of Law. He was a brilliant, compassionate man whose integrity was beyond reproach. I will always treasure the memories I have of Dean Sutin. His love for teaching was apparent by his unbridled enthusiasm, his vast knowledge of the law, and an innovative teaching style that was peppered with his wry sense of humor. Dean Sutin was a rare breed. His devotion to his family and his profession served as a source of inspiration for me and my fellow students. I hope his family will take heart of the fact that his spirit and desire to make positive social changes will flourish through the lives of those he touched while a member of our law school community. I will miss him dearly.

    David Bary, Esq.
    Appalachian School of Law Charter Class of 2000
    Wise, Virginia

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 8:53 pm
    My friend Tony.I met Tony almost 25 years ago when we were undergraduates together at Brandeis. Sophomore year we both shared housing with 8 other guys. Tony was always an inspiration for me, not only because of his obvious intellect and ability, but for his humanity, belief in what was right, and most importantly his ability to listen and respect everyone. Tony always believed that he could make the world better. Over the years as we grew apart with careers and family, I would hear about what Tony was doing in his lifehe was making the world a better place. Tony succeeded both professionally, for us all, and more importantly in Margaret, Henry and Clara. Tony's loss is a great tragedy, but who he was, and what he did achieve will continue to inspire. Our friend Tony. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Mark, Pam, Micaela and Henry Goldstein Lexington MA

    Mark Goldstein
    Software House
    Massachusetts USA

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 10:52 pm
    We extend our deepest condolences to the families of Dean Anthony Sutin, Professor Thomas Blackwell, and Ms. Angela Dale, to the injured students, and to the entire Appalachian Law School community. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Scott Bice, Albert Brecht, Lee Campbell, Alexander Capron, Erwin Chemerinsky, Linda Cohen, David Cruz, Mary L. Dudziak, Niels Frenzen, Ariela Gross, Gillian Hadfield, Carrie Hempel, Ehud Kamar, Gregory Keating, Dan Klerman, Karen Lash, George Lefcoe, Denise Meyer, Elyn Saks, Michael Shapiro, Edwin (Rip) Smith, Dan Simon, Dave Slawson, Dean Matt Spitzer, Nomi Stolzenburg, Stacey Turner (Members of the USC Law Faculty)

    Mary L. Dudziak
    USC Law School
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:01 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time for us all. If the measure of a man is that the world is a better place for his having been there, then Tony Sutin was the epitome of success. I feel privileged to have been given the chance to have known him.

    Jeff Campbell
    ASL Charter Class 2000
    Marion, VA

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:02 pm
    I wish to join millions others worldwide to condemn the killing of Dean Sutin and express my condolences to his family, friends,and professional colleagues. As someone who recently lost a good and loving boss(the Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice) to assassin bullets, I quite appreciate what it is to be through this trauma. I feel sad that good brains are being lost daily to demented minds. The earlier a stop is put to this the better. Please, count me as one of those who share the grief of the loss of Dean Sutin. Its another great loss to humanity.

    Olabisi Lateef OGUNLAYI
    Personal Assistant/ Private Secretary to the slain Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Monday January 21, 2002 at 11:34 pm
    On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland Statue University, I want to express our most profound sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Anthony Sutin.

    Steven H. Steinglass
    Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Cleveland Ohio

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 8:19 am
    I think of the Tony from 25 years ago, when we first met, and I smile, then I chuckle, then I laugh. I think of the Tony of the next few years, when we were college friends, and I still laugh but I also am in awe of how he thinks. I think of the Tony from the 1980s, when we spoke rarely but our friends kept me apprised of his activities, and I still laugh and am awed, but now I am inspired by how his passion and ethic have brought his life such joy and opportunity. I think of the Tony from the 1990s, when we spoke and e-mailed periodically, and I still laugh and am awed and am inspired, but now I learn from his philanthropic philosophy toward work and life and the choices he and his family make. Then I think of the Tony of last week, and I still laugh and am awed and am inspired and continue to learn, but now I am shocked and saddened and confused and sympathetic and angry. In his quiet, understated, devoted, unique and humorous way of thinking and living, Tony was able to bring out so much in me. Judging from the things I have read here and elsewhere, it is clear he brought out so much in all of us. We all will miss him, but we always will be enriched by him.

    Rick Bell, Sc.D.
    Natick RD&E Center
    Natick, Massachusetts

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 9:02 am
    I was honored to have Dean Sutin as an instructor while a student at the Appalachian School of Law. His unique teaching style, one-of-a-kind humor, and enthusiasm for the law was unparalleled. Dean Sutin was a man of great integrity and unquestionable morals with ethics above reproach. His life was a model for all those who practice law. It is a blessing to have known him.

    Josie Wade Owens, Esq.
    Appalachian School of Law, Charter Class 2000
    Raven, VA

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 9:26 am
    I am so very sorry about the death of Dean Sutin who was working to make a better world, doing his part concretely to make a difference. I send my heartfelt sympathy to his family and colleagues. It is through living life with integrity, as Dean Sutin obviously did, that we are truly living. Praise be to God for Dean Sutin's example. May the community provide strength to his family and friends.

    Joan E. Countryman
    Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
    Washington, D.C., USA

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 9:49 am
    Dean Tony Sutin was the type of man who instantly made you a better person just by speaking to you for 5 minutes. I would visit his office and become in awe of his many accomplishments as soon as I walked in. I would then wonder, why is this guy even talking to me? But after he uttered his first word, he made you feel as if you were the one having the credentials. Just a few of my many memories include Dean Sutin helping count SBA election ballots late into the night, he stayed on campus after his exams were given and asked how things went, and he answered last minute emails until 12 AM concerning his exam to be given the next morning. These were just a few of the small things that largely reflect just how special this guy was. I was honored to be his student at ASL and to work with him through the SBA. He would and did do anything possible (sometimes the impossible) for the success of ASL. Just when I build up an enormous amount of hate/anger concerning what happened to this great man, I think back to something Dean Sutin has told me on numerous occasions, "Trust the system". Dean Sutin's life epitomizes the good of the legal system. He did nothing for financial or personal gain. Everything he accomplished was for the betterment of society. Of course, Tony Sutin didn't fail there either.

    Chad A. Napier, Esq.
    Appalachian School of Law (2001)
    Kingsport, TN

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 10:17 am
    I am very sorry to hear about the recent tragic death of Dean Sutin. His death marks a great loss for Appalachian Law School and legal education.

    Blair Kauffman
    Yale Law School
    New Haven, CT

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 1:07 pm
    I was privileged to take two of Dean Sutin痴 classes. He is the man that every attorney and indeed person should aspire to be. I am honored to be one of his students, I am honored that I had an opportunity to work with Dean Sutin as a 3L SBA Senator, I am extremely honored that I have graduated from Appalachian School of Law under the leadership of Dean L. Anthony Sutin. My thoughts and sympathies are with Professor Lawton and their two children.

    Ilya Berenshteyn
    Appalachian School od Law, Class of 2001
    Richmond, Virginia

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 3:11 pm
    I knew Tony Sutin as an undergraduate classmate and fellow economics major at Brandeis University (class of '81). He was one of the best and brightest members of our class back then and his life and actions since then have certainly fulfilled that potential. He will certainly be missed and I am hoping that Brandeis alumni of our class can come together to provide an appropriate memorial on campus and/or contribution in his memory.

    Sol W. Bernstein
    Brandeis University class of 81
    Montclair, NJ

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 4:05 pm
    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Sutin. He pursued a noble cause and touched the lives of his students and the community and will be remembered fondly.

    Lisa Dickinson
    University of San Francisco School of Law
    San Francisco, CA

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 4:59 pm
    On behalf of the students,alumni,faculty and staff of the Florida Coastal School of Law, I want to express our shock and deepest sympathy to you and your family on the tragedy of Tony's death. I met Tony when I was serving as Deputy Consultant to the ABA when he was named the Dean. He was an excellent choice to lead the school through the accreditation process,which was evident by the tremendous progress of Appalachian School of Law under his leadership. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead.

    J. Richard Hurt
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Jacksonville, FL

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 6:49 pm
    As a supporter of the Appalachian School of Law and a visitor to their campus, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family of the dean who did so much to make the dream of an accredited southwest Virginia law school a reality.

    Professor Penny J. White
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 8:12 pm
    My thoughts and prayers go out for all those suffering from this terrible tragedy.

    Leigh Wilhite, JD, RN
    FL/USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 12:51 am
    I first met Tony during the early days of Gary Hart's presidential campaign in Massachusetts in 1984, where we were both students at HLS. Amidst the hectic pace and constant flow of people, Tony stood out, not only for his talent, but also for his to stay calm and collected during the most trying of times. He became not only a colleague but a friend. While we have seen each other only rarely in recent years, I have follwed his career from Hogan and Hartson to the DNC to the Department of Justice to Appalachian Law School. Tony was one of those very rare people who combined great intelligence with humility, strong resolve with a wry sense of humor, and idealism and integrity with practicality. It is so in keeping with his character that he and Margaret left Washington to help establish a new law school in the Appalchian section of Virginia where it could have such a positive impact on the community. My hope is that the senselessness of his untimely death will not deter the members of the ALS community from carrying on their shared mission, which is good and right and in the best tradition of the legal profession. Tony will be missed not only as a legal scholar and teacher, but as a friend and family man. My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret, Henry and Clara, who so recently became part of Tony and Margaret's family. I, like many, are thankful for the time that I had to share with Tony.

    Jack Weir
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 8:30 am
    I am saddened to hear of the recent events at Appalachian Law School--my deepest sympathies go out to the entire community and especially the loved ones of those who were lost.

    Amanda Nelson
    New York Law School
    NY

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 8:35 am
    I offer my heartfelt sympathy and prayer for Dean Sutin's family during this terribly difficult time in their lives.

    Diana J. Perkett, Registrar
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Florida /USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 9:04 am
    I have been moved by the strength and courage of the entire ALS community and will continue to keep Dean Sutin's family and friends and all those affected by this tragedy in my prayers.

    Fred Slabach
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Jacksonville, FL

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 10:13 am
    I will pray for all of you.

    James R. Abeshaus
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Florida/USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 10:26 am
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of our distinguished colleague. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    Edward N. Stoner II
    President, National Associaton of College and University Attorneys, Suite 620, One DuPont Circle NW, Washington DC
    Washington, DC. USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 11:26 am
    ...but for the grace of God. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the loss of our colleagues. May those closest and most affected be constantly aware of the thoughts of all of us.

    Professor Dennis J. Stone
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Florida, USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 12:04 pm
    My prayers for the survivors. We all lose when acts of senseless violence takes our best and brightest.

    Patrick B. Kelly
    Norfolk State University
    VA, USA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 1:31 pm
    I have only just become aware that Dean Sutin's wife, Margaret, is the sister of a good friend and valued colleague here in the Education Section of the North Carolina Attorney General's Office, Mr. Tom Lawton. Once again, even when we "sympathize" and "empathize" and are shocked and horrified by events "far away", it often doesn't hit home in quite the same way until we personalize it in some way and sense the real reach and intimate dimensions of an atrocity and tragedy such as this. My grandfather was lost under somewhat similar circumstances many years ago, and the impact on my Dad, though subdued by the years, is indelible and permanent. My heart goes out to Dean Sutin's family and to the entire community. May God bless in this time of loss and sorrow.

    Hal White
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    North Carolina

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 3:11 pm
    On behalf of the entire American University Washington College of Law community, I would like to express my most sincere sympathies regarding this tragic event. Dean Sutin was a true leader, willing to sacrifice himself for the well-being and development of others. We will continue to be inspired by the powerful example of his life: a commitment to his community and the individuals with whom he associated.

    Claudio Grossman, Dean
    American University Washington College of Law
    Washington, D.C.

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 3:50 pm
    My heart and my prayers go out to the family members that Dean Sutin leaves behind. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Ronda Colvin-Leary, Esq.
    Florida Coastal School of Law
    Stone Mountain,GA

  • Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 10:27 pm
    I offer my heartfelt sympathy and prayer for Dean Sutin's family during this terribly difficult time in their lives.

    Paulo Sa Elias
    Lawyer and Professor of Law
    Brazil

  • Thursday January 24, 2002 at 9:07 am
    On behalf of the Stetson University College of Law community, I express our deepest sorrow for the loss of Dean Sutin and others in this terrible tragedy.

    Gary Vause, Dean
    Stetson University College of Law
    Florida, USA

  • Thursday January 24, 2002 at 12:42 pm
    I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tony at the COPS Office for over a year and although I didn't know him that well, he was clearly the most respected and loved man in the organization. He had an incredibly honest, sincere way about him that I have yet to come across again in my professional life. My thoughts and prayers are with Sutin family at this very difficult time.

    Veh Bezdikian
    US DOJ, COPS Office
    DC, USA

  • Thursday January 24, 2002 at 6:15 pm
    Dean Sutin was one of the most honorable and truly noble people I have had the honor to know. His mentorship has been a blessing in my life, and his example will always inspire me in my future efforts. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to have known him.

    M. Rick Erickson
    2L, University of Wyoming College of Law. Former ASL Student.
    Wyoming

  • Thursday January 24, 2002 at 7:50 pm
    Having worked closely with Tony Sutin when I chaired the Site Evaluation Team for Appalachian, I came to know and respect him as a good dean and a good person. He was devoted to the school and to the law. He will be missed by all who knew him. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lizabeth A. Moody
    Stetson University College of Law
    Florida/U. S. A.

  • Friday January 25, 2002 at 2:17 pm
    I was very lucky to know Dean Sutin. He was one of the few people who would take time out to talk to me. He was extremely kind and generous and I will always remember him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Margaret, Henry, and Clara Li. May God always bless and protect them and give them strength.

    Crystal Stacy
    Appalachian School of Law
    Virginia/U.S.A.

  • Friday January 25, 2002 at 5:01 pm
    Dean Sutin's family, his faculty, staff, and students have my condolences as they go forward with the enterprise of the Appalachian School of Law. He died in service, and those who continue to serve his ideals are his memorial.

    Grayfred B. Gray, Associate Professor Emeritus
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    Tennessee

  • Friday January 25, 2002 at 8:08 pm
    I knew Tony as an undergraduate at Brandeis University He was very special and bound for a wonderful life. Tony was modest and extremely bright. I have not forgotten how effortlessly Tony got an A in an art history exam. He was responsible towards people, his community, and the environment. He was not only tall in height but also in life and spirit. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

    Leslie Goldstein
    Brandeis Class of 1980
    Glen Cove, N.Y.

  • Saturday January 26, 2002 at 1:09 am
    Dean Sutin was brilliant, and modest. There is one attribute from his legacy I think every Dean of a law school should attempt to emulate. Dean Sutin ALWAYS went out of his way for students. More importantly, he made every student feel important. He could have had an elitist attitude with everything he accomplished. Dean Sutin was different. He knew every students name, and created a personal relationship with every one of us. He made all of us feel important. For a man as astute, and accomplished as himself, he always went out of his way to make us feel his equal. No one ever was, nor will be. The Appalachian School of Law will move forward in his vision, and carry out the mission he worked so hard to fulfill.

    Jason B. Smith
    Second Year Student, Appalachain School of Law
    VA

  • Saturday January 26, 2002 at 7:18 pm
    Margaret, Henry, & Clara, I have been so saddened by the loss of a wonderful dean, professor, mentor, and friend. Tony Sutin was such a wonderful professor. He made administrative law and environmental law fun and understandable. He has always been so supportive of the students, and helped me attain my goals of graduating law school, and passing two bars. He is the wonderful type of person you never forget. He always smiled, and he was always kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ann-Margaret Brammer
    atty.-counselor @ law
    Virginia USA

  • Sunday January 27, 2002 at 11:56 am
    Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts and prayers go out to the Sutin Family and to the ASL Community. He will be truly missed by ASL and the Grundy Community. We pray for God's support and guidance for his family in their great time of loss and sorrow.

    Dr. Robert & Kimberly Ann Blok
    Raleigh Anesthesia Associates
    Daniels, WV

  • Sunday January 27, 2002 at 9:42 pm
    In this time of emotion and confusion, when the legal mind is needed more than ever, two great legal minds have lost their lives in the most honorable pursuit: others. While you will be missed, your contributions to the underprivileged Appalachian region will never be forgotten. Your legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all future Appalachian Law graduates and laywers everywhere.

    Craig A Morgan
    Student, Syracuase University School of Law
    Syracuse, NY

  • Monday January 28, 2002 at 1:08 am
    I remember attending an Open House with my parents here at the Appalachian School of Law upon deciding where to go to law school. Dean Sutin spoke to us and told us why to pick the Appalachian School of Law. His speech was filled with such care and warmth that I knew this was the place I wanted to be. I had the great pleasure of being in Dean Sutin's class as well. I will never forget the last minute e-mails I sent to him before our Constitutional Law exam. I always received a response within 5 minutes of my e-mailing him. He was a kind, caring, brilliant man, who worked so very hard for the success of our law school. I know that I will able to make my dream of becoming an attorney a reality, because of the work of Dean Sutin. I also remember how much he cared for us, the students. Professor Lawton, Henry, and Clara Li, I want you to know what an important role Dean Sutin's memory will play in the rest of my life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karen Y. Moyer
    2L, Appalachian School of Law
    Virginia, USA

  • Monday January 28, 2002 at 9:31 am
    Tony and I went to law school together, but it was not until I worked with him at the Justice Department, both of us in the Associate Attorney General's Office, that I really got to know him. Tony would hone in on the crucial aspects of whatever problem he was solving at the time with remarkable ease and quickness; but it was his soft-spoken way that impressed me the most. He was the kindest of men, and I was not at all surprised to hear that as Dean, he made great efforts to help the man who shot him. We will miss him dearly.

    Richard Jerome
    Richard Jerome, PC
    DC, USA

  • Monday January 28, 2002 at 9:51 am
    While I was examining the application information and website for ASL during my Law School "selection" process, the first thing that struck me was the warmth in the smile of Dean Sutin. Of course, I only gathered that warmth from his photgraphs and printed words, but it was very apparent what kind of man he was. That warmth was later confirmed in a hand-signed letter I received from him upon my application to ASL. I recieved confirmation of my acceptance to ASL just one day before the horrible tragedies of January 16th, and although I did not ever have the chance to meet him in person, I felt (and still feel) as if I missed an opportunity to meet and study under an incredible individual. I will study the Law proudly at ASL, but I feel as if there will always be something "missing" in my experience. From what information I have gathered about Dean Sutin, the lack of his "presence" can quite literally leave such a void. My and my family's thoughts and prayers are with the Sutin Family, as well as the families of the others lost and wounded in the senseless events of January 16th.

    W. David McFadyen, III
    North Carolina, USA

  • Monday January 28, 2002 at 4:26 pm
    The students, faculty, and staff of Quinnipiac Law School send our deepest condolences to Dean Sutin's family, friends, and colleagues. His thoughts and perspectives on legal education will be deeply missed.

    David S. King
    Quinnipiac University School of Law
    Connecticut

  • Monday January 28, 2002 at 8:21 pm
    I too extend my deepest sympathies to Tony's family and all that were so touched by his life! I was one of the original members of the COPS Office, and joined with Tony and a handful of others to start up a completely new federal office in a time of great optimism and intense political pressure. I will never forget him joining into the fax retrieval and filing frenzy as we stumbled forward with "FAST" and "AHEAD" - he was certainly not afraid of paper cuts. I will also never forget how he humbled (and taught) me to be a better writer and how to think more succinctly, despite my being his senior by a decade and having published in the academic community. My fondest memory though was from those early days when we had daily conference calls among senior staff. Tony and Margaret were driving south on vacation, but he called in by cell phone enroute nonetheless and while walking the dog - we just all laughed! He said he wanted to stay in the loop and give his input. His views were always respected not just sought. I shared a few short years with Tony, during turmoil, pressure and chaos - as well as joy, laughter, achievement and success. That's about as good as it gets in life and I am glad that I was able to follow him there!

    David Hayeslip, Ph.D.
    Abt Associates Inc.
    DC/USA

  • Tuesday January 29, 2002 at 9:08 am
    On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of Regent University School of Law, I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers. Tony was an open, warm, and engaging man. He had a great sense of vision about what he was doing. We are praying for comfort and peace for Tony's family and for the whole Appalachian community.

    Jeffrey Brauch
    Regent University School of Law
    Virginia/USA

  • Wednesday January 30, 2002 at 12:03 am
    I hope that during this difficult time it gives you comfort to know how many lives Tony touched. He was a beautiful person who will be sorely missed.

    Kandie Wright
    Office of Legal Education
    South Carolina, USA

  • Wednesday January 30, 2002 at 9:58 pm
    I only came to know of Tony Sutin through his work featured on this web site. Without knowing Tony Sutin, I found myself turning to his work over and over again. How sad that the community will no longer benefit from his outstanding contributions.

    Chris Marshall
    NC, USA

  • Thursday January 31, 2002 at 3:32 pm
    I didn't know Tony Sutin at all; however, I was touched to learn about the tragedy at the school. Prayers and thoughts are with you and may you find strength through the Lord to get through this.

    Marsha Fender
    TN/USA

  • Friday February 01, 2002 at 1:28 pm
    Seeing everyone who has written, and what they have said about Tony does not surprise me. I am doing this to help myself for I am inside grieving the loss of a wonderful person whom I oly had the joy of meeting a few short times. But in the few times of meeting him I learned he was a man who loved his family, his job and his life. Everyday I expect to see him walking to the post office, and the one time I was at his home to see Margret after the tragedy I expected him to come through the door. Sadly he did not. I will miss him dearly and all my thoughts are with Margret, Henry, and Claira. Tony I will miss you!

    Anonymous
    Grundy, VA USA

  • Friday February 01, 2002 at 9:23 pm
    Margret, Henry, and Clara, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I knew I was in the presence of greatness when I first met Dean Sutin; this feeling has increased as my time at ASL has passed. In the early hours of the misty, moutain mornings Dean Sutin could regularly be found walking his dog in my neighborhood. He would have his suit on, minus his jacket, with headphones playing. He always came prepared with a plastic bag to scoop up the dogs "business". In D.C. I'm sure this is a usual sight, but not in Grundy,VA. He cherished this community, his adorable children and lovely wife. Most people agree that when morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit looses; this was not the case with Dean Sutin.

    Jessica D. Cockerham
    2nd year law student at ASL
    Grundy, VA USA

  • Saturday February 02, 2002 at 10:20 am
    My deepest sympathies to all the close friends and family of Dean Sutin. I only met Dean Sutin once, but from what I have read about him, I can see that he had a very positive influence on an enormous number of people and institutions. Despite the circumstances of his death, I hope the memory of Dean Sutin's life inspires everyone in legal education to follow his example and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

    Ben Bratman
    University at Buffalo Law School
    New York USA

  • Monday February 04, 2002 at 2:41 pm
    I visited Appalachian School of Law last spring and talked with Dean Sutin about the school and its mission. One of my strongest impressions was the deeply felt caring for students and community shown not only by him, but by every faculty member whom I met. What sad irony that such caring became intertwined with such tragedy . . . the only consolation is that even this terrible event won't destroy the community that Dean Sutin worked so hard to create.

    Nancy Soonpaa
    Texas Tech School of Law
    Lubbock, TX

  • Thursday February 07, 2002 at 4:13 pm
    Margaret, Debby and I extend our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I hope to see you at the memorial service in Washington on Monday.

    Augustus S. Anderson, Esq.
    Lieding & Anderson, P.C.
    McLean, Virginia

  • Friday February 08, 2002 at 10:04 am
    We here in Bedford and LHS send out our condolences and remorse for the school and the victims families. We all are praying for you. Sincerly Bedford and Libert

    Brian
    Liberty High School
    Bedford VA

  • Saturday February 09, 2002 at 3:15 am
    From a student's view, Dean Sutin, a sincere listener and genuinely good person, was always concerned and reached far to help the students at ASL. I pray for Mrs. Sutin and their children. NOTHING. None of this was truly worth it. A thought: ask those around you if they're doing or feeling all right. It takes 2 Minutes to listen. Dean Sutin would, if given the opportunity! Guarantee it! 2 Minutes to listen. Who knows what that 2 minutes of your time might prevent.

    Justin Hall
    ASL student
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Saturday February 09, 2002 at 10:31 am
    I met with Dean Sutin on a number of occasions as a 1L. He always greeted me with a smile and an outstreched hand. He was compassionate and committed to all of the students at ASL. This school is thriving because of his devotion and commitment. I did not have the fortune of being one of his students, but I would call him a friend. The loss that we feel here at ASL is profound and deep. I will miss him very much. I have never met a more humble and meek person in my life. "The meek shall inherit the earth." He, more than most, deserves it. My heart mourns for Margret and his children. He was taken from us much too early, and, as was said at my fathers funeral; "Sometimes the stars that shine twice as bright burn half as long." My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with his family each day. Eric Creed, 1L

    Eric Creed
    Appalachian School of Law
    VA, USA

  • Tuesday February 12, 2002 at 2:47 pm
    As a 2001 Alumnus of the Appalachian School of Law, I attended ASL under the reign of three different Deans. I remember feeling so relieved when the news was announced in the Summer of 2000 that the Board of Trustees had appointed Tony Sutin as Dean. I knew that if anyone could take a small, unknown school in the middle of nowhere and turn it into the "Harvard of the Appalachians", Dean Sutin could do it. And, to the suprise of no one, the Appalachian School of Law thrived under his leadership. I enjoyed two full semesters of Constitutional Law under Dean Sutin. One of the things I remember most about Dean Sutin's Con Law class was his sense of humor. You really had to pay close attention to his lectures because a lot of his humor was very subtle and would only be caught by those students who were really absorbing what he was teaching. Every day, I walk into my office to see a framed diploma signed by none other than L. Anthony Sutin. It reminds me that I was groomed by the Best of the Best. Dean Sutin made such a great impact on the lives of so many and he will never be forgotten. I find it so sad that the world will never know all the wonderful things that Dean Sutin could have contributed in the years to come, but those of us who were fortunate enough to know him have been forever shaped by his standard of excellence.

    Heather Young Howard
    ASL Alumnus
    VA

  • Tuesday February 12, 2002 at 11:38 pm
    Not being an ASL alumnus, and having attended Harvard Law School during a different time frame from when Dean Sutin attended,I do not have any personal knowledge of the late Dean. But upon learning the details surrounding his death from news reports,I was profoundly moved by the fact that it was the generosity of his spirit that lead to his death. Some may say that Dean Sutin's tragic demise is an example of how no good deed goes unpunished. But,in my view, Dean Sutin's death inspires all of us to live by the credo that doing the right thing is always right, no matter what the consequences. Indeed, Dean Sutin's family and friends can take solace in the fact that, in death, Dean Sutin has become larger than life.

    Miles J. LeBlanc
    Texas

  • Wednesday February 13, 2002 at 3:21 pm
    I met Tony Sutin last summer while interviewiing for a position at ASL. His love for ASL and Grundy was immediately obvious. I realized quickly that I had met someone who was brilliant, kind, passionate and an encourager. Circumstances prevented my going to Grundy for a position this academic year, and I was very sad not to have the opportunity to work with him. I was deeply shocked when I heard of the tragic shootings at ASL. Although I only met with Tony for 2 1/2 hours, I know what a tragic loss his death is. My prayers are with his family, ASL and the community.

    Amy Jarmon
    Attorney and Consultant
    Richmond, VA

  • Saturday February 16, 2002 at 8:53 pm
    My deepest sympathies go to Dean Sutin's family and friends. As a member of the Bar from Kentucky, I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such an outstanding man.

    Kay Schafer
    Kentucky

  • Saturday February 16, 2002 at 9:24 pm
    My heart goes out to Professor Lawton and her children. I know there are no words to take away the pain but I offer my thoughts and prayers to you and your children daily. May God strengthen you and keep you safe. God Bless You.

    Kim Boone
    Mercer County Prosecutors Office
    Princeton, WV

  • Friday February 22, 2002 at 10:33 pm
    My deepest sympathies go out to Dean Sutin's family. I was deeply saddened when I heard the news. To his family and friends, please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you!

    Sarah Cheatham
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA

  • Sunday February 24, 2002 at 10:07 am
    My deepest sympathies go out to Dean Sutin's family. Margaret you have been such a rock to the entire community and an inspiration for others to follow. God bless!

    Anne Moore
    Roanoke, Va

  • Saturday March 02, 2002 at 5:12 pm
    I am saddended to hear of such a tragedy. I am a fellow Virginian and I am considering law school. I had just recently researched Appalachian Law School as a possiblity. I am deeply sorry for the losses of these gentlemen. My heart goes out to you. Our prayers are with you. Deep Sympathy,

    Laurie Elliott
    Virginia, USA

  • Sunday March 03, 2002 at 12:01 am
    Perhaps like other people who have signed this message board, Tony Sutin touched my life even though I doubt he ever knew who I was. I was a third-year associate in a DC law firm when I first got deeply involved in politics during the 1995-96 Clinton/Gore re-election campaign. I and about seven or eight other young associates formed a group to do volunteer legal work for the campaign which we modeled after a similar group Tony and some others had created in 1992. I really doubt he even knew my name, but the way I looked up to Tony must have been very much like the way rookies in spring training must look up to the Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds - no matter how hard you try to convince yourself you belong in the same league with these people, you can't really convince yourself that you're but from the same cloth. I remember being not at all surprised when I heard that Tony had left behind all the "perks" of a fast-track Washington legal career and taken a position as a dean of a brand-new, as yet unaccredited law school in the Appalachians - it just seemed to fit so neatly with the reputation of this guy I always felt like I should try to emulate even though I barely knew him. A quote I saw from one of his friends made the point that whereas for a lot of lawyers, the concept of "pro bono publico" means taking an afternoon off to go to a nursing home and write a couple wills every year, for Tony it meant *moving to the Appalachian mountains to help create a new law school* - that really captures the way I thought of Tony before his agonizingly tragic, senseless death, and the way I expect he will keep inspiring me for a long time to come.

    Joseph M. Birkenstock
    Chief Counsel, Democratic National Committee
    Washington, DC

  • Sunday March 03, 2002 at 12:54 pm
    "You were more than just my teacher. You were more than just our Dean. You are everything I admire, revere, and respect. You are all I hope to be." Thank you for your encouraging words, your fairness, your humor, your intellect, and your ability to see the truth when all others were blind. You, Margaret, Henry and Clara will have a special place in my heart forever. God Bless you all.

    Whitney Paige Shelton
    Appalachian School of Law class of 2002
    Virginia, USA

  • Wednesday March 06, 2002 at 10:55 am
    To the Appalachian School of Law: My sincere condolences on the loss of a very good man who cared deeply about the law and his law school. Reading about your law school leads me to believe that it is rapidly progressing towards what a law school should be--a place where young men and women go to become purveyors of a noble trade rooted in the tradition of service and help to our fellow man. Dean Sutin will be missed (immensely), but his spirit will live on in your school of law. I believe he has put something in motion too big to be stopped by one crazy act. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Peter N. Witty
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Monday March 11, 2002 at 10:17 am
    These condolences are sent out to the family of Dean Sutin. An act of evil is something that is hard to explain and most likely can not be explained. Advice from the heart is that you should remember Dean Sutin for the great man that he was and the legacy that he leaves behind. I too feel sorrow for I am entering ASL and was expecting my law school experience to be led by Dean Sutin. All of my prayers and the prayers of Sigma Phi Epsilon are with you all.

    Robert \"Eric\" Parker
    Sigma Phi Epsilon / TN Theta
    Murfreesboro, TN

  • Monday April 08, 2002 at 5:00 am
    To the family and friends of Dean Sutin, please accept my sincere sympathies. I am deeply saddened and shocked by the senseless act that now denies to so many people the continued enjoyment of his talents and friendship. I never missed a day of Dean Sutin's coverage of the 2000 election on the Jurist web site. I am honored that he saw fit to post several of my questions on the web site and to personally respond to my email, even though I was a total stranger. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jeff Nibert
    Pleasanton, California USA

  • Thursday April 11, 2002 at 10:52 pm
    As an alumnus of ASL I am shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Dean Sutin. I feel privleged to have studied under such an intelligent, honorable and sincere human being. Dean Sutin was a great lawyer, person, professor and Dean. The ASL family will never forget Dean Sutin's dedication to the school and the community. My deepest sympathies to Professor Lawton, Henry and Clara.

    Mindi M. Mullins Taylor
    ASL Class of 2001
    VA/U.S.A.

  • Monday April 22, 2002 at 8:57 am
    thanks for the 2000 election info i needed it for school!

    crystal
    wisconsin

  • Sunday April 28, 2002 at 11:30 am
    I will never forget standing there in the lounge of ASL, and chatting over the reasons why I should stick it out and stay at ASL. I remember feeling overwhelmed. And you took the time to talk to me, not just as a dean to a new student, but as a human being wanting to give honest, kind advice. When I walked away I did not feel like I had just got a smooth talk from a Dean that wanted to keep a student. I felt like I had just talked to an inspiring man. Thank You, Tony. I hope that my law career lives up to the man who encouraged it.

    Keisha May
    ASL Law Student
    WV, USA

  • Saturday May 04, 2002 at 8:55 pm
    Dean Sutin was the nicest, most humble man I ever knew. Even though we were from different sides of the political isle, I considered him a friend and colleague. I miss being able to to discuss political issues and events with him. In fact, he was one of the few liberals I've seen that didn't hold your beliefs against you.

    William K. Bonilla
    3L Appalachian School of Law
    KY, USA

  • Thursday May 16, 2002 at 6:11 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were murdered during that tragic day. Although I do not know these individuals I believe in the mission of the law school as well as all the hard work they did there. I cannot wait to be a part of the tradition at Appalachian School of law.

    Don M Romano
    Incoming 1st year law student, Fall 2002
    West Virgnina University, Morgantown, WV

  • Saturday July 13, 2002 at 12:47 am
    Tony was a great friend and an awesome human being who made a difficult campaign year better. you changed your part of the world, and then some. thank you.

    one of the NC lost colonists
    usa

  • Sunday September 08, 2002 at 5:32 pm
    Tony Sutin exhausted the superlatives that have been used to describe mere mortals. We were privileged to have broken bread with him and most of us who knew him continue to grapple with why. The Pollyannas will tell us there was a reason. The cynics will let their hearts grow just a little colder with the thought that there is a divine being orchestrating this Greek comedy that we call life. All of us died a little when his life's blood was terminally spilled.

    Joe Segen, MD
    Buchanan General Hospital
    Grundy, VA

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