Dean John Ritchie

Dean John Ritchie

John Ritchie, UW Law dean from 1953 to 1957, also led the law schools of Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University.

“Probably a law school is at its best in educating the student to think clearly and exactly, to analyze and synthesize, to sift the relevant from the irrelevant, to beware of over-generalizing and to seek constantly for the reasons in policy and doctrine underlying legal rules and principles. In short, to think like a lawyer.”

 

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