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William B. Harvey

William B. Harvey taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1951-1966.

Date of Birth: 1922
Date of Death: 1999



Professor Harvey graduated from Wake Forest College and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan after serving in the United States Navy in World War II. Professor Harvey joined the faculty in 1951.

Professor Harvey taught in the areas of contracts and legal philosophy, writing, with John Dawson, a new casebook on Contracts in 1959. His research interest was in post-colonial law in Africa.

Professor Harvey left the law school in 1962 to become the dean of the law school at the University of Ghana. He was deported from Ghana in 1964 for "subversive activities prejudicial to the state". He was dean of Indiana University Law School and was a faculty member at Boston University Law School.

--Jocelyn Kennedy, Faculty Services Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library

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