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Oral History Project: Interview Subjects: Thomas Morrison

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Thomas A. Morrison


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For full video interview, please email Jennie Meade at specialcollections@law.gwu.edu.

About The Narrator: Thomas A. Morrison


Thomas A. Morrison, Senior Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs (retired), was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1947.  He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Marquette University (B.A., 1969, J.D., 1977), and his LL.M. in Environmental Law from GW Law (1984).  He was commissioned into the U.S. Navy through Marquette’s ROTC unit, and in 1974 he accepted an invitation to participate in a newly-established program that provided Navy sailors with a paid law school education if they committed to join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps for six years.

Dean Morrison spent his pre-GW career as a lawyer in the JAG Corps, and his responsibilities included trial and environmental work.  He also was in charge of recruiting lawyers into the JAG Corps, and supervised the Navy’s forty-three legal offices around the world.  After twenty-eight years as a Navy lawyer, he retired in 1998 with the rank of rear admiral.  After his retirement, he joined GW Law as an assistant administrative dean, working with Senior Associate Dean John Jenkins, former Judge Advocate General of the Navy.  Upon Dean Jenkins’s retirement, he assumed the Associate Dean position, and spent fourteen years with GW Law (1998-2012).  In addition to managing the administrative aspects of the Law School, Dean Morrison was especially noted for leading a number of Law School building renovation projects.  

Dean Morrison retired from GW Law in 2012 after fourteen years of service.  Also in 2012, he was awarded the Jacob Burns Award for Extraordinary Service to The George Washington University Law School.   

About This Interview


Interviewer:

Jennie C. Meade, Director of Special Collections

Interview Date/Location:

 Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in the Dean's Parlor at GW Law.

 

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