Remembering Floyd Feeney

Carol S. Bruch - UC Davis School of Law
Edward J. Imwinkelried - UC Davis School of Law
Vol. 53
April 2020
Page 1743
When Floyd Fulton Feeney died unexpectedly of a cough that had progressed to pneumonia on January 8, 2019, the School of Law lost a brilliant scholar, beloved colleague, and legendary teacher. The Homer G. and Ann Berryhill Angelo Professor of Law for International Legal and Communications Studies, Floyd had joined the faculty in January 1968 and taught his first classes that fall, just two years after the school admitted its first students. Fifty-one years later, at the time of his death, he was grading his students’ fall semester criminal law exams and preparing for his summer 2019 research and his spring semester course in election law. He was eighty-five. As Dean Kevin Johnson said, “Floyd Feeney was the heart and soul of the law school, a person whose grace, respect for all, and commitment to excellence represented all that was great about Martin Luther King Jr. Hall.”
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