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Law educator

Lehan Kent Tunks, American law educator. Bar: Illinois 1938, New Jersey 1962. Recipient Notable Nebraskan award, 1967. Member American Judicare Society, American Bar Association, American Association of University Professors, American Academy Political Science, Order of Coif (national president 1970-1973) Order of Artus, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Tunks, Lehan Kent was born on August 14, 1915 in Gibbon, Nebraska, United States. Son of Earl G. and Belle (Reddy) Tunks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1935. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1938. Sterling fellow, Yale University, 1939.

Doctor of Juridical Science, Yale University, 1947.

Career

Instructor law, University Iowa, 1939-1940;assistant professor, U. Iowa, 1940-1946;associate professor to professor, U. Iowa, 1946-1949;dean law school, professor of law, Rutgers University, 1953-1962;dean law school, U. Washington, Seattle, 1962-1984. Summer lecturer law Northwestern University, 1941, U. Ill, 1947, Stanford University, 1948, University of California, Berkeley, 1949, U. Pitts, 1953. Law school adviser Association American Law Schools, 1951-1954.

Attorney Office Price Administration, 1941-1944, dir.bds. review, 1944-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1938, New Jersey 1962.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Michael Adams) Iowa Legal Aptitude Test, 1st edition, (with M. Adams and Dewey Stuit) second edition, 1941. Contributing editor: Anatomy of Legal Education, 1961. Editor: Cases and Materials on Corporate Finance, Iowa Model Municipal Ordinances, 1941.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Judicare Society, American Bar Association, American Association of University Professors, American Academy Political Science, Order of Coif (national president 1970-1973) Order of Artus, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Margaret Cary, June 1, 1940. Children: Lehan Kent II, Timothy Earl.

father:
Earl G. Tunks

mother:
Belle (Reddy) Tunks

spouse:
Margaret Cary

child:
Lehan Kent II Tunks

child:
Timothy Earl Tunks