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Ipse Dixit: How the World Looks to a Federal Judge

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During William L. Dwyer's 15-year tenure as a U.S. District Court Judge, he presided over many complex and groundbreaking cases, including the heavily publicized and emotionally fraught battle over the designation of the northern spotted owl as a "threatened species." His speeches gathered here span 1978 to 2002 and reveal the breadth and scope of his legal wisdom.

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Overview

During William L. Dwyer's 15-year tenure as a U.S. District Court Judge, he presided over many complex and groundbreaking cases, including the heavily publicized and emotionally fraught battle over the designation of the northern spotted owl as a "threatened species." His speeches gathered here span 1978 to 2002 and reveal the breadth and scope of his legal wisdom.

"Ipse Dixit should be required reading for every new lawyer . . . Inspiring, thoughtful, and beautiful, this collection of essays is a gem." -Seattle Times

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A short but instructive collection.

Seattle Times

Ipse Dixit: How the World Looks to a Federal Judge by William L. Dwyer should be required reading for every new lawyer..Inspiring, thoughtful and beautiful, this collection of essays is a gem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295992303
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William L. Dwyer (1929-2002) served as U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Washington from 1987 to 2002. He was a past president of the Seattle King County Bar Association, member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. His books include The Goldmark Case: An American Libel Trial and In the Hands of the People: The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, and Future in American Democracy. Meade Emory is emeritus professor of law, University of Washington School of Law. Stimson Bullitt , a Seattle lawyer, has been active in politics for many years and is the author of To Be a Politician.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Meade EmoryIntroduction by Stimson BullittPreface by William Dwyer

Remarks at the Federal Bar Association / Banquet Honoring Judge George H. Boldt

New Dimensions / University of Washington Law School Judges and Librarians

The Declaration of the Rights of Man - 200 Years Later / Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association

Optimism for Lawyers / Annual Banquet, The Order of the Coif, University of Washington School of Law

The Practical Value of Ethics / The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington

Finding the Center / Alumni Recognition Banquet, University of Washington School of Law

Remarks on Semi-Retiring / Federal Bary Association BanquetLincoln Then and Now / Lincoln Day Banquet, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Centennial Expectations / School of Law Commencement, University of Washington

Stimson Bullitt / Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

Remembering Chuck Goldmark / Goldmark Award Luncheon, Legal Foundation of Washington

Emmett Watson Memorial

The Future of Litigation / First Annual Judicial Appreciation Dinner, Seattle-King County Bar Association; East King County Bar Association; South King County Bar Association

Rumpole Was Right: How the World Looks to a Federal Judge, and How the American Legal System Will Be Saved / The Monday Club

Pro Bono's Triple Win / Speech Presented for Judge Dwyer by Joanna Dwyer / Goldmark Award Luncheon, Legal Foundation of Seattle

Appendix: Published Material by and about William L. Dwyer compiled by Meade Emory

Acknowledgments

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