Academic journal article Journal of Corporation Law

In Memoriam: David H. Vernon

Academic journal article Journal of Corporation Law

In Memoriam: David H. Vernon

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David H. Vernon was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 9, 1925. Following graduation from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he began his teaching career at New York University where he received two advanced law degrees, an LL.M. and S.J.D. He was a professor at the University of Houston Law School and the University of New Mexico before serving as professor and associate dean at the University of Washington. In 1966, Vernon came to the University of Iowa College of Law as a professor and dean. He served as dean until 1971. During his prestigious career, Vernon served as president of the Association of American Law Schools, a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, editor of the Journal of Legal Education, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council, and was invited as a visiting professor to many American law schools as well as the University of Durham, England, and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, as a Fulbright Lecturer.

In 1986, Vernon was named the Allan D. Vestal Professor of Law. He served twice as the University of Iowa's chief academic officer, he served as the Iowa Law School Foundation Professor, and undertook special assignments for four University presidents. …

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