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University of Oregon law professor and former Oregon judge David Schuman. (Courtesy of the University of Oregon)

This story was updated Wednesday, Oct. 16 to include information on a public memorial service for David Schuman and to include more context on his death.

University of Oregon School of Law Professor David Schuman died Tuesday evening. He was 75.

In 1987, Schuman joined the faculty of the UO law school, where he taught constitutional law, criminal procedure and legislation, according to his profile on the law school website.

“David Schuman was a wonderful man, inside the classroom and out,” said UO President Michael Schill in a statement. “I have heard from many of our law school graduates over the years that he was a great teacher and mentor. He was a lawyer’s lawyer, who had a profound impact on the university and our state.”

Schuman died on Oct. 5 after going into cardiac arrest while biking.The UO School of Law will host a public memorial at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the main atrium, according to his CaringBridge webpage.

During his time as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he had been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber in March 2001, he served for over a decade. He returned to the UO law school in 2015, according to his profile.

Daily Emerald alum Emily Goodykoontz of The Oregonian/OregonLive first reported the story.

Schuman had a wife and two grown children.