robert cox


The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Doyle Cox, founding dean of the University of Memphis School of Law.

"Upon his appointment in 1962, Dean Cox said, 'The chance to help found a law school can come only once in a lifetime,'" said Peter Letsou, the current dean. "To our good fortune, Dean Cox took that chance, and with then-University President Cecil C. Humphreys, worked tirelessly and expertly to create a truly exceptional law school. We owe Dean Cox a tremendous debt of thanks."

Mr. Cox was hired as the Dean of the new Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University in 1962. He was Dean from 1962-1977. After retiring as dean, Mr. Cox continued teaching at the law school for many years.

The University of Memphis School of Law and the entire University of Memphis community offers its condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

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