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Richard Callender Maxwell was American lawyer, educator. Recipient Clyde O. Martz Teaching award Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1994, Distinguished Teaching award, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977, Duke Law School, 1986, University of California at Los Angeles medal, 1982.


Maxwell, Richard Callender was born on October 7, 1919 in Minneapolis. Son of Bertram Wayburn and Blossom (Callender) Maxwell.


Bachelor of Science in Law, University Minnesota, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, University Minnesota, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), California Western University, 1983.

Doctor of Laws, Southwestern University, 1993.


Associate professor University North Dakota, 1947-1949, University Texas, 1949-1951, professor, 1951-1953. Counsel Amerada Petroleum Corporation, 1952-1953. Professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1953-1981.

Dean University of California at Los Angeles School Law, 1959-1969, Connell professor, 1979-1981, Connell professor emeritus, since 1981. Chadwick professor Duke University School Law, 1981-1989, Chadwick professor emeritus, since 1989. Visiting professor Columbia University, 1955.

Visiting Alumni professor University Minnesota, 1970-1971. Fulbright lecturer Queen's University, Northern Ireland, 1970. Visiting Ford Foundation professor University Singapore, 1971.

Thompson professor University Colorado, 1982. Visiting professor Hastings College Law, 1976, Duke University, 1979-1980, University Texas, 1985. President Minnesota Law Review, 1946.

Chairman Council Legal Education Opportunity, 1971-1972. President Association American Law Schools, 1972. Chairman advisory committee law Fulbright Program, 1971-1974, chairman advisory committee United Kingdom, 1974-1977.

Member committee on gas production opportunities National Research Council, 1977-1978. Member law school editorial and advisory board West Public Company, 1971-1994.



Member Los Angeles Employee Relations Board, 1971-1974. Board directors Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1963-1981. Trustee California Western University, 1979-1981.

Board visitors Duke University School Law, 1973-1979, chairman board Private Adjudication Center, 1984-1989. Board visitors Southwestern University School Law, 1981-1990. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946.

Member American Bar Association (committee on youth education for citizenship 1975-1979, special committee on public understanding about the law 1979-1984), Order of Coif. (national executive committee 1980-1986).


Married Frances Lida McKay, Jan 27, 1942. Children: Richard Callender, John McKay.

Bertram Wayburn Maxwell

Blossom (Callender) Maxwell

Frances Lida McKay

Richard Callender Maxwell

John McKay Maxwell