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The Wydick Family Scholarship was established by King Hall Professor Emeritus Richard Wydick and his wife Judy to support students who are both in need and show great promise. Today, this scholarship serves to honor the memory and extraordinary service of Professor Wydick who passed away in May 2016.

Wydick joined the Law School faculty in 1971, and was a fixture at King Hall until his retirement in 2003, teaching Evidence, Antitrust Law, Professional Responsibility, and Advanced Legal Writing.

He served as Acting Dean of the Law School in 1978-80 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1983. He has authored books on ethics, evidence, and good writing, including the esteemed legal writing guide Plain English for Lawyers. Wydick has received honors including the Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute and a lifetime achievement award from Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, in recognition of contributions to legal writing.

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Lauren Kidd
Associate Vice Chancellor School & Unit Programs
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(530) 564-2327 (Phone)

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