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Bernard Dinsmore Reams,, American law educator. Bar: Kansas 1973, Missouri 1986, New York 1996, Texas 2002. Recipient Thornton award for excellence Lynchburg College, 1986, Distinguished Alumni award, 1989, Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical award, 1995,; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, 1992; named Admiral Texas Navy, 2005.


Reams,, Bernard Dinsmore was born on August 17, 1943 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Bernard Dinsmore and Martha Eloise (Hickman) Reams.


Bachelor, Lynchburg College, 1965. Master of Science, Drexel University, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Kansas, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1983.


Instructor, assistant library Rutgers University, 1966—1969. Assistant professor law, library University Kansas, Lawrence, 1969—1974. Member faculty law school Washington University, St. Louis, 1974—1995, professor law, 1976—1995, professor technical management, 1990—1995, library, 1974—1976, acting dean university libraries, 1987—1988.

Professor law, associate dean, director Law Library. St. John's University School Law, Jamaica, New York, 1995—1997, associate dean academy affairs, 1997—1998. Professor, director law library and information technical St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 2000—2003, professor law, 2000.

Visiting fellow Max-Planck Institute, Hamburg, 1995, 97-98, 2001. Visiting professor law Seton Hall University, 1998-2000, Institute World Legal Problems, Innsbruck, Austria, 2002, 05-07, co-director since 2008. Guest professor Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, 2008-2009.


  • Bar: Kansas 1973, Missouri 1986, New York 1996, Texas 2002.



Trustees Quincy Foundation for Medical Research Charitable Trust, San Francisco. Board directors San Antonio Lighthouse for Blind. Member American Bar Association, American Library Association, American Bar Foundation (life), American Law Institute, American Society Law and Medicine, National Health Lawyers Association, American Association Higher Education, Special Libraries Association, International Association Law Library.

College and University Attorneys, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta.


Married Rosemarie Bridget Boyle, October 26, 1968 (deceased October 1996). Children: Andrew Dennet, Adriane Bevin. Married Lee Anne Oberhofer, April 19, 2003.

Bernard Dinsmore Reams

Martha Eloise (Hickman) Reams

Rosemarie Bridget Boyle

Lee Anne Oberhofer

Andrew Dennet Reams,

Adriane Bevin Reams,