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MSU Law Community Mourns the Passing of Professor Alvin Storrs


With great sorrow, the Michigan State University College of Law reflects on the passing of Professor Alvin Leonard Storrs, who died April 26, 2010, after a lengthy illness.

Professor Storrs had been a highly respected member of the MSU College of Law faculty since 1987. He was chair of the Taxation Law program and proudly served as faculty advisor to the Black Law Students Association. Professor Storrs taught Basic Income Taxation, Corporate Income Taxation, and Deferred and Executive Compensation at the Law College, teaching most recently in the fall 2009 semester.

A trusted and effective faculty leader, Professor Storrs served as chair of the Dean Search Committee in 2007–08 and chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee in 2008–09. In addition to his countless former students, his legacy at the Law College includes the hundreds of low-income clients who have been served by the Law College’s Tax Clinic, which was started with funding obtained by Professor Storrs.

Professor Storrs earned a B.A. from Mercy College in 1973; an M.B.A. from University of Detroit in 1981; a J.D. from University of Detroit School of Law in 1982; and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1984. He practiced with the law firm of Hall, Andary, and Bilicki before assuming the role of tax manager at Ernst and Whinney in Detroit. Prior to joining the MSU Law faculty, he spent three years as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he taught courses in business planning and income taxation.

Professor Storrs is survived by his wife, Regina, and their two children, Alvin and Ashley; his oldest daughters, Verna Nevels and Heather Holloway; his granddaughter, Ashlyn; and his dear mother, Amye Davis. Those who wish to share fond memories or extend condolences to the family may send them to The Family of Professor Alvin Storrs, c/o Michigan State University College of Law, 368 Law College Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300.

Amicus magazine: Death Notice (Summer 2010, p. 3) PDF »


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