Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna Dies

Jul 28, 2014

Vermont Law School has announced that Professor Cheryl Hanna, a prominent professor and expert in constitutional law, has died.

From the VLS announcement:

It is with the most profound sorrow that we announce the untimely death of our dear colleague Professor Cheryl Hanna.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Hanna was an expert in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and women and the law. Her scholarship has been published in leading journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Michigan Journal of Gender and the Law. Professor Hanna was also a frequent media commentator, including on Vermont Public Radio and WCAX-TV.

Hanna is survived by her husband and two children. A memorial service will be held at a later date, and will be announced as details are finalized.

Update Aug. 4, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.: The state Department of Health released a copy of Hanna's death certificate, confirming that she died by suicide.

For a collection of Hanna's VPR commentaries, click here.