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William Taylor Muse was a successful, caring Dean of the Law School, a reputation he built in part through his support for admitting higher numbers of students, especially after the G.I. Bill was in place. Dean Muse presided over the new Law School building on the Richmond College Campus. With the new building, class sizes could increase so more students could be admitted under Dean Muse's tenure. From this point on, Dean Muse contributed to the successful building of the law school program by introducing new scholarship initiatives, seminar classes, expanding the law library's collection and hiring distinguished professors to teach either full time or part time.

L.E.N., Richmond's Dean Muse, The Collegian, (November 19, 1971),

David J. Mays, The Pursuit of Excellence: A History of the University of Richmond Law School, 49-54 (1970).


Artist: David Silvette

Location of Portrait: Muse Law Library, 1st Floor

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