E. George Distinguished Visiting Chair in Law
Offered a faculty appointment, Ernest George Rudolph happily accepted. For nearly a half century, he has been a solid pillar of the school. In January 1971, Dean Trelease announced his resignation from the deanship effective in the summer of 1971. He would remain on faculty for another six years. The Board of Trustees had no difficulty in naming George Rudolph to lead the law school into the future. From 1971 to 1979, Dean Rudolph deftly guided the law school into a new era. Although his career accomplishments are many and he too has elsewhere received well-deserved tribute, a crowning achievement of Dean Rudolph’s administration was the successful drive to a desperately needed new law school building in 1977. The new school was ready in 1977 and the move was made. In two years’ time, Dean Rudolph decided he had completed his mission and resigned the deanship. He remained active in teaching until retirement in 1988, after forty-one years of labor at the law.