In Memoriam: Alex C. Geisinger

Alex C. Geisinger of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law has died at age 59. An ALI member for over 13 years, he participated in the Members Consultative Groups for many Torts Third projects: Concluding Provisions, Intentional Torts to Persons, Medical Malpractice, and Remedies.

Below is an excerpt of his obituary from Drexel University Kline School of Law:

A founding member of the Drexel University Kline School of Law faculty, Geisinger died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep at the age of 59 on February 27 in Malaysia, where he was spending several weeks visiting at the University of Kuala Lumpur.

At Kline, Geisinger taught primarily environmental, commercial, and tort law, and focused his research on law and social norms, torts and environmental justice. His scholarship was wide-ranging. He published in more than 18 law reviews at last count, with more articles in process at the time of his death. He explored topics ranging from which parties benefit from large development projects to bias in profiling to the role of concepts of nature in the development of international law.

He was also a hugely popular professor and received Kline’s Rosato Teaching Award twice, in 2014 and 2018. He served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research from 2018 to 2022.

On the Drexel Kline campus, news of his death prompted an outpouring of grief and appreciation, with current students and alumni alike reporting that Geis, as he was known to many students, fellow faculty and friends, was their favorite professor ever, while more than one faculty member called him their “best friend on the faculty.”