University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dean Harry S. Richards

Dean Harry S. Richards

Harry S. Richards, dean from 1903 to 1929, memorialized at his death in a 1929 Wisconsin Law Review tribute:

“The great work of his life was the law school of the University of Wisconsin. When he came to this school as dean in 1903, he found a school of position and standing, but one which was committed quite generally to the older method of teaching; a method which was just beginning to be displaced by the new, and in the displacing of which, in the West, Mr. Richards was one of the prominent leaders.”

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