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Roy F. Proffitt

Roy F. Proffitt was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School from 1956 to 2011.  


Professor Proffitt received his B.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1940. He received his J.D. in 1948 and an LL.M in 1956, both from the University of Michigan School of Law. He served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri after a short time practicing law in Colorado.

Professor Proffitt came to the University of Michigan in 1956 as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Law School. He served as Assistant Dean and then Associate Dean for fourteen years. Professor Proffitt was appointed to full Professor in 1959. He taught in the areas of criminal law and procedure and admiralty law. He retired in 1986.

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