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Oral History Interview with Cliff Thompson (1991)

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Oral History Interview with Cliff Thompson (1991)

Description

Cliff Thompson, University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Emeritus and Dean of the Law School from 1983-1990 discusses his early educational background and years working at law schools in Sudan, Zambia, and Ethiopia, followed by teaching at SMU and deanships at Hawaii and Idaho. Cliff then discusses his years as Dean at UW Law at length. Topics include his administrative team, the Academic Planning Council, the Dean's Council and his interactions with UW Chancellors, fundraising and affirmative action at the Law School.

Subject

Law School Administration
Academic Fundraising
Affirmative Action

Keywords

Ford Foundation
Africa
Law in Action
Hastie Felllowship
Society of American Law Teachers
John Steuart Curry
Professor Jim Jones

Date

1991-12-12

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Interviewer

Public Note

For those who would like to know more about Cliff Thompson's time as Dean, please see:

Cliff Thompson, Dean of the Law School 1983-1990, Legal Education at the University of Wisconsin: A Seven Year Report, 22 Gargoyle no.2, Fall 1991, at 2.

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