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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  • 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)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Meade Emory     xi
Introduction   Stimson Bullitt     xvii
Preface   William Dwyer     3
Remarks at the Federal Bar Association: Banquet Honoring Judge George H. Boldt     5
New Dimensions: University of Washington School of Law     12
Judges and Librarians: Washington Library Association Conference     18
The Declaration of the Rights of Man-200 Years Later: Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association     26
Optimism for Lawyers: Annual Banquet The Order of the Coif University of Washington School of Law     36
The Practical Value of Ethics: The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington     46
Finding the Center: Alumni Recognition Banquet University of Washington School of Law     53
Remarks on Semi-Retiring: Federal Bar Association Banquet     58
Lincoln Then and Now: Lincoln Day Banquet Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association     62
Centennial Expectations: School of Law Commencement University of Washington     74
Stimson Bullitt: Seattle-King County First Citizen Award     85
Remembering Chuck Goldmark: Goldmark Award Luncheon Legal Foundation of Washington     90
Emmett Watson Memorial     95
The Future of Litigation: First Annual Judicial Appreciation Dinner Seattle-KingCounty Bar Association; East King County Bar Association; South King County Bar Association     100
Rumpole Was Right: How the World Looks to a Federal Judge, and How the American Legal System Will Be Saved the Monday Club     112
Pro Bono's Triple Win: Speech Presented for Judge Dwyer By Joanna Dwyer Goldmark Award Luncheon Legal Foundation of Washington     126
Published Material by and about William L. dwyer   Meade Emory     131
Acknowledgments     155
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