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Paul A. Leidy

Paul A. Leidy taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1926-1952.

Date of Birth: 1888
Date of Death: 1970


Prof. Emeritus Paul A. Leidy died July 20, 1970 in Ann Arbor. He was 81.

Dean Francis Allen said: "Few teachers in the Law School have enjoyed the esteem, love and affection that was given to Professor Leidy.

"He was an accomplished and popular teacher and as secretary of the Law School he was deeply involved in the problems of the students. As a result of starting and nurturing the School's placement service, he corresponded with law firms and other employers, as well as students and former students throughout the country."

Leidy attended The University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1909, his master's degree in 1911, and his Juris Doctor degree in 1924. He joined the law school faculty as professor and school secretary in 1926. In 1946 he took on additional duties as law school placement director. He retired in 1952.

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 15, Iss. 01 (Fall 1970).


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