Dan Markel was a well-respected law professor at Florida State University. In 2011, he was a scholar-in-residence at NYU. His academic writing focused on punishment theory and he kept a legal blog. He wrote op-eds for the New York Times and the Atlantic. Recently, he was also hired as a consultant for the defendants accused of running a divorce extortion operation targeting Orthodox Jewish men in New York and New Jersey.
Earlier this month, Markel was killed. He was 41.More »