A Message from the Dean
Confidential Sources on Trial
Shelter From the Storm
Harrison Report: Post-World War II Bombshell
A Case of Political Descent
Clinic Hits Thirty
The Brief
The Board of Overseers
Faculty News & Publications
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam
Case Closed
James O. Freedman, 70, Former Penn Law Dean & Dartmouth President
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Freedman’s deanship, though only a short three years, is remembered as a period of remarkable growth for Penn Law. “At that point, the Law School had not yet reached the fulfillment period that it now enjoys, but I think that Freedman was instrumental in bringing that about,” said the Honorable Arlin Adams L’47 HON’98, a former judge and Penn Law lecturer. “That was when we began talking about building an addition to the Law School, getting more student aid, and improving the quality and size of the faculty. That all took root during his period.”

Freedman later brought the same energy to his presidency at the University of Iowa, and to Dartmouth, where he dramatically revamped the college’s curriculum and led the most successful capital campaign in the school’s history. He also presided over the groundbreaking of several new facilities, including the Roth Center for Jewish Life, the Rauner Special Collections Library, and the Baker-Berry Library Project.
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