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Dean , legal educator

Emerson George Spies, American legal educator, dean. Bar: New York 1941, Virginia 1951. Board trustees Hobart College, 1969-1974, William Smith College, 1969-1974. Served to captain Judge Advocate General Corps, Army of the United States, 1943-1946; Fellow American Bar Foundation; member Virginia State Bar Association (chairman committee on legal education and admissions to bar 1966-1968), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Spies, Emerson George was born on November 6, 1914 in Akron, New York, United States.

Education

AB, Hobart College, 1936. Bachelor in Jurisprudence, Hobart College, 1938. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hobart College, 1966.

Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University, 1939.

Career

Tutorial fellow University Chicago, 1939-1941. Associate Mudge, Stern, Williams and Tucker, New York City, 1941-1943. Assistant professor law University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1946-1947, associate professor law, 1947-1950, professor law, 1950-1967, Joseph M. Hartfield professor law, 1967-1976, Mary & Daniel Loughran professor law, 1976-1985, professor emeritus, 1985-1990, acting dean School Law, 1976, dean School Law, 1976-1980.

Visiting professor Institute Advanced Studies, Australia University, 1964. Chairman Law School Administration Test Council, 1963-1966.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1941, Virginia 1951.

Membership

Board trustees Hobart College, 1969-1974, William Smith College, 1969-1974. Served to captain Judge Advocate General Corps, Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member Virginia State Bar Association (chairman committee on legal education and admissions to bar 1966-1968), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.