From Law Week Colorado (here):
University of Denver law professor Ann Scales this week was moved to hospice after last week suffering an unknown brain trauma. She was taken off life-support on Friday.
“She’s still alive, but they’re not holding out any hope for recovery,” said Federico Cheever, senior associate dean for academic affairs at DU’s Sturm College of Law. “I’m not sure exactly what happened.”
The mystery continues to surround how Scales ended up in a hospital, but more details emerged Tuesday. Cheever said a friend of Scales early last week found the professor at the bottom of a set of stairs in Scales’ home. She was unconscious and according to doctors, had been unconscious for some time, Cheever said. She was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Denver where she was put on a life-support machine. On Friday, doctors informed the family that there was no chance of recovery, and Scales was taken off the machine.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law held a candlelight vigil for Professor Scales earlier this week. See here.
Ann Scales is the author of a wealth of feminist legal scholarship, including the recent book Legal Feminism: Activism, Lawyering, and Legal Theory (NYU 2006).