Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Don Dunn Memorial

To any OOTJ readers who might have missed the news, Don Dunn, a great librarian and legal educator, and mentor died Saturday. Read this newswire obituary. The following statement has been issued by his last law school, announcing a memorial service and a guestbook:

To all Don's friends:

The following information has been released regarding services for Don:

A memorial service for family and friends will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at St John's Episcopal Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

The university will hold a memorial service at the College of Law in Ontario, California, on Saturday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m.

An online guestbook has been set up at donaldjdunn.legacy.com.

More details are in the message below.

It has been so gratifying to read the tributes from his friends on this list. Don was an incredible human being. I can't begin to put my feelings into words. Even during this last year, when he underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, he was constantly positive and upbeat. He fully intended to beat the cancer and return to work. Above all, he genuinely liked and cared for people -- his colleagues, the students, everyone he came in contact with. We will find a new dean, but we will never replace Don.


Kenneth Rudolf
Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library
University of La Verne College of Law
320 East D Street | Ontario, CA 91764
I can say, as somebody who first met Don when he came as an ABA inspector to my first law school, that Prof. Rudolf is not exaggerating or being overly nice in his statements. Don Dunn was a genuinely kind and honest person, and he was a wonderful mentor. I am sure he was also a great boss, teacher and dean as well. In the past 12 months, law librarianship has lost Sarah Robbins, Bob Oakley and now Don Dunn. I am so sad.

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