BERNARD J. WARD
Bernard J. Ward, professor of law, died on
May 7, 1982. He was 56.
Professor Ward was born on August 31, 1925,
in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned bachelor's and LLB degrees
at Loyola University in 1944 and 1949, respectively. He earned
an LLM from Yale University in 1954. He was a Sterling Fellow
Professor Ward was in private practice from
1950 to 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He taught at the University
of Notre Dame from 1954 to 1968. Professor Ward was visiting professor
at The University of Texas at Austin in 1968 and became a member
of the permanent faculty in 1969. He was named Thomas Watt Gregory
Professor in 1970.
Professor Ward was a highly regarded authority
on the federal judiciary. In 1978 he was appointed to serve on
the Standing Committee on Rules of the Judicial Conference of
the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger. He also served
as reporter for the Appellate Rules Committee of the Judicial
Conference for seven years.
Professor Ward won the Student Bar Association's
Teaching Excellence Award in 1971 and in 1980. Following his death,
students, alumni, colleagues, and friends throughout the United
States began a fund-raising campaign to establish a professorship
in his memory. The Bernard J. Ward Centennial Professorship was
dedicated by the Board of Regents on October 25, 1983.
The August 1982 Texas Law Review published
numerous tributes to Professor Ward, including one written by
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council
web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can
be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.
The UT Law
Library Archives has addtional materials at http://www.law.utexas.edu/rare/archives.htm