Condolence & Memory Journal

Prof. Dr. Hans Baade was one of my teachers in 1987/88, during my Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.) at UT Austin Law School. His vast knowledge of my homeland Turkey, among other topics was impressive. We mostly spoke Turkish. I am honored to have been a student of this supportive, witty and brilliant scholar who also was a respected friend of ours.

Posted by Murat Ozsunay - New York, NY   November 08, 2016

When I was the green, inexperienced rare book librarian in Tarlton Law Library, Hans Baade took the time to explain why the books he consulted were useful and important. He was kind, generous and supportive. I owe him a tremendous professional and personal debt. Memory Eternal

Posted by Mike Widener - New Haven, CT - Coworker   October 01, 2016

Getting to know Hans as a colleague is one of the lasting treasures of our wonderful decade with him on the UT faculty. Hans bridged so many worlds with grace, wit, and above all, erudition. He was a connection to the extraordinary rich culture of Mitteleuropa, a tradition devastated by war and brutality, yet kept alive in Hans's twinkling eyes. A great loss for us all.

Posted by Sam Issacharoff - New York, NY - Coworker   September 23, 2016

Professor Baade was a brilliant man with a generous heart. I will cherish the short time I got to know him at U. T. Law, because it was an honor to do so.

Posted by Kathryn Murphy - Cleburne, TX - Coworker   September 22, 2016

Hans Baade was one of the great scholars who built the reputation of the U.T. Law School nationally and internationally. His coming to us was a key moment in our history. But I will remember, and forever miss, Hans as a treasured colleague and workplace companion. The breadth and depth of his knowledge of the law and history--both legal and political--of the U.S., Texas, Mexico, and Europe were prodigious. In addition to knowing everything worth knowing, Hans had an irresistible sense of humor and an exemplary outlook on life. He was a mensch.

Posted by Guy Wellborn - Austin, TX - Coworker   September 22, 2016

By circumstance I found the obituary and, as a professor of comparative law at the University of Kiel, I would like to express my sorrow for the loss of this great comparative legal scholar. My faculty is grateful that he did some steps on his scientific path at our University.

Posted by Alexander Trunk - Kiel, Germany - Significant Other   September 22, 2016

Hans and Eva, your father certainly lead an amazing life and has left an incredible legacy. May his light shine on within each of you and the boys. Sending love and prayers. Cousin Allison xxx

Posted by Allison Jones Thomson - Los Gatos, CA   September 21, 2016

I just saw the obituary and please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband.

Posted by Cele Steinfink - Austin, TX - Friend   September 21, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by JF    September 21, 2016

I am a friend and colleague of James, here in England. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and wish you good memories and great comfort.
Barbara Borts

Posted by Barbara Borts    September 20, 2016

I was Professor Baade's research assistant when I was at UT in the early 1970's. I learned a great deal from him. He was very kind to me, and as a direct result of his influence and support, I subsequently read law at Cambridge. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a brilliant mind. He was an important person in my life, and I am very grateful for his help, and for the privilege of having known him.

Posted by Jon Jewett - Ashland, VA - Student   September 19, 2016

Posted by Robert Kinney    September 18, 2016

Dear Anne and boys,

Lorraine and I are deeply saddened by the news of Hans' death. While I agree with everything in the obituary, I have to confess that my fondest memories of Hans have to do with playing poker every month or so, his cautious approach to a game that discourages such behavior, and his consistent habit of taking off his shoes and propping them up - one against the other. He was a delightful colleague who brought humor and insight into every discussion, whether serious or other. I shall remember him always.

All of you, be well.

George Schatzki

Posted by George Schatzki Schatzki - Tempe, AZ - Coworker   September 18, 2016