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Dr. Walter Scott McNeill was a Richmond College graduate, earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Berlin and received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School before starting his tenure as Professor of Law in 1905. Although not technically a Law School Dean, Dr. McNeill was held in great regard and was looked up to by his colleagues and students. He was a natural leader, scholar and lawyer. He was the first to introduce the case system of teaching at the Richmond College School of Law and he was the first to use this form of teaching in the South.

David J. Mays, The Pursuit of Excellence: A History of the University of Richmond Law School, 19-22 (1970).


Artist: David Silvette

Location of Portrait: Muse Law Library Special Collections & Archives

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