Richard S. Wirtz

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  • E.E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law (emeritus)

  • B.A., 1961, Amherst College
    M.P.A., 1963, Princeton University
    J.D., 1970, Stanford University


Publications of Richard S. Wirtz

Professor Wirtz has been a member of the UT College of Law faculty since 1974. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1988 until 1991, Acting Dean from 1991 until 1992, and as Dean of the College from 1992 to 1998.

He has been honored for his teaching with the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award and the Student Bar Association Outstanding Teacher Award. He has had articles published in the Tennessee, Indiana and Washington law reviews and the Antitrust Law Journal. Professor Wirtz is a fellow of the American and Tennessee Bar Foundations. P

rior to entering law teaching, he worked with the Peace Corps, clerked for Judge Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and practiced law in Seattle, Wash. Prof. Wirtz was on leave during 1999-2000, teaching law in Slovenia on a Fulbright Scholarship. In April 2001 he chaired the ABA-AALS site visit to the University of Maine School of Law.


Biography of Richard S. Wirtz

Co-author with Jerry P. Black, Training Advocates for the Future: The Clinic as the Capstone, 64 Tenn. L. Rev. 1001 1997.

Foreword: Interpreting the Tennessee Constitution, 61 Tenn. L. Rev. 405 (1994).

Winning Over the World’s Weight, 60 Tenn. L. Rev. vii (1993).

Price Fixing, Efficiency and Consumer Welfare, Washington Legal Foundation (1988).

Rethinking Price-Fixing, 20 Ind. L. Rev. 591 (1987).

TVA, the Courts and Power Rates: A Study in Judicial Review, 49 Tenn. L. Rev. 709 (1982).

Purpose and Effect in Sherman Act Conspiracies, 57 Wash. L. Rev. 1 (1981).

The Legal Framework of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 43 Tenn. L. Rev. 573 (1976).

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