Arnold Herbert Loewy, age 81, passed away at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas on July 5, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Arnold enjoyed an illustrious 57-year career as a renowned public speaker and legal scholar, through which he left a lasting and indelible imprint on the academy and the legal community at large. There are many lawyers and judges in our community who were touched deeply by the caring and thoughtful way Arnold approached the law.
Arnold was born on June 9, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated Lincoln High School in Philadelphia at the age of 16, and then attended Boston University for undergrad and law school, where he received both his bachelors and JD degrees. In 1963, he received his LL.M from Harvard Law School.
Arnold started teaching law at the University of Connecticut in 1964, at only 24 years of age. He relocated to Chapel Hill in 1968, where he taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law for another 38 years. In 2006, Arnold retired from UNC as the Graham Kenan Professor of Law Emeritus and embarked on the third and final stage of his distinguished professional career, serving as the George R. Killam Chair of Criminal Law at Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech, Arnold started and led the annual Criminal Law Symposium that brought leading criminal law experts from around the world to Lubbock to discuss the latest thinking on criminal law research and scholarship. The symposium became one of the most important criminal law conferences in the country. Arnold retired from Texas Tech in June 2021, one month before his passing.
In addition to law, Arnold had two other great passions: sports and family. He was a passionate supporter of UNC and Texas Tech sports and a long-time member of the Rams Club and the Red Raider Club. Arnold was also a huge supporter of all Boston professional teams, having learned to love the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots during his college and law school years in Boston. Arnold frequently travelled across the country to watch his favorite teams play.
Arnold leaves behind a devoted and loving family, who miss him greatly – his wife Judith, his four children Julianne Loewy, Deborah Squires (Bao Huynh), Robert Loewy (Jennifer O’Kieffe) and Atara Oliver (Yehoishophot), and his seven grandchildren, Tabitha Dusseau, Eli Dusseau, Melissa Squires, Charlotte Loewy, Shneur Zalman Oliver, Moshe Oliver and Shaina Oliver. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel Frank Loewy and Florence Loewy, and his brother, James Loewy (Kathy).
Graveside services will be held for Arnold on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., at Judea Reform Cemetery, located at 2560 Jones Ferry Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. There will be a lunch served after the service at Homewood Suites, located at 3600 Mt Moriah Rd, Durham, NC 27707.