Howard University

School of Law Mourns the Death of
Dean Henry Ramsey Jr.

School of Law Mourns the Death of Dean Henry Ramsey Jr.

Henry Ramsey, Jr., former Dean of Howard University School of Law and Judge on the Superior Court of California, passed away on March 14, 2014. Ramsey was dean of Howard University School of Law from 1990 to 1996. Under Dean Ramsey’s leadership, the Clinical Law Center was expanded to include additional clinical offerings.

Dean Ramsey also focused on increasing bar passage rates and raising money for the law school. “Dean Ramsey cared very deeply about the mission of the law school and where it could go,” said LuEllen Conti, Director of Career Services at the law school who also served under Dean Ramsey. “He had such incredible energy,” she said.

Earlier in his career, Ramsey was on the law faculty at Boalt Hall and a member of the City Council of Berkeley, California. Dean Ramsey was highly regarded for his service to the legal profession and was the recipient of the coveted ABA Robert J. Kutak Award for contributions to the collaboration of the academy, bench and bar.

A memorial service is planned for April. The Howard Law School community will keep Dean Ramsey’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

For more information on the life and legacy of Henry Ramsey Jr., please visit these news links:

Henry Ramsey Jr., Legal Scholar, Former Howard Law Dean, Dies at 80 - THE AFRO

Henry Ramsey Jr., ‘warrior for justice,’ dies at 80 - SFGate

updated: March 18, 2014