A renowned teacher and scholar, Marc A. Franklin was a pioneer in the field of mass media law and regulation and wrote extensively on legal issues that affect the press, such as libel and privacy. He authored numerous textbooks and co-authored, with Professor Robert L. Rabin, of a widely used casebook on tort law. Professor Franklin’s body of work provided an essential reference for lawyers and the press alike. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Victoria University in New Zealand and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1962, he was a professor of law at Columbia University School of Law. Early in his career he clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Carroll C. Hincks of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.