Prof. Justin Marceau, who also teaches at the College of Law, was a one of Erik's closest friends. Last year Prof. Marceau wrote a moving and insightful tribute to Erik Bluemel. You can access it by clicking here.
In the wake of Prof. Bluemel's death the College of Law has established the Erik B. Bluemel International Environmental Law Scholar, a position that focuses on international environmental law and human rights.
In our hectic day-to-day lives, we often pay too little attention to the fragility of life and to the commitment and enthusiasm of those with whom we spend much of our time. In Erik Bluemel we remember a young man who was curious, industrious, and a citizen of the world. Not a bad legacy. Not a bad legacy at all.
--Don C. Smith