Monday September 11, 2006

Assistant Law Professor Dies at Age 31

Ramzi Nasser started at UD in 2004. He was dedicated to the poor, particularly those needing representation in the criminal justice system.

Ramzi Nasser, a University of Dayton law professor since 2004, died Sunday at the age of 31 after a struggle with cancer.

There will be a prayer service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Riverside Masjid in Riverside, Calif. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Montecito Memorial Park in nearby Loma Linda.

Nasser is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

"Professor Nasser loved being a law professor," Lisa Kloppenberg, UD School of Law dean, said. "He was extremely dedicated to the poor, particularly those needing representation in the criminal justice system. He helped build a criminal law clinical course at the law school."

A memorial service will be held on campus at a later date. A scholarship will be established in his memory.

Before coming to the UD School of Law, Nasser was a trial and appeals attorney for the federal defenders of San Diego, where he represented low-income people in federal court from arraignment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nasser was also a federal court law clerk for two years for James Giles, the chief judge of the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Lisa Kloppenberg at 937-229-3795.