Former Widener Law Dean Arthur Weeks Passes
Web Editor - Published: August 28, 2009
weeksDean2Arthur A. Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, who served as the second Dean of Widener Law from 1974 to 1980, passed away on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at the age of 94.

Born in Hanceville, Alabama on December 2nd, 1914, Weeks attended Howard College, now known as Samford University. He earned graduate degrees from the University of Alabama Law School and Duke University Law School. He served in the army during World War II, achieving the rank of Captain of Infantry, and he served as the Chief Legal Officer of the Bremen Enclave in Germany following the war.

Dean Weeks came to the Delaware School of Law at Widener University in 1974 to become the school’s Dean after serving as Dean of the Cumberland School of Law, where he presided over the law school’s move from Lebanon, Tennessee to Birmingham, Alabama and an association with Samford University. Upon the completion of his tenure as Dean of the Delaware School of Law at Widener University, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the school.

weeksDean1A member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Phi Alpha Delta and Delta Theta Phi legal fraternities, Arthur A. Weeks dedicated himself to legal education, ending his long career as a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Law at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

“The Widener Law Community extends its condolences to the family of Dean Weeks and our expressions of appreciation for his service to this Law School,” Dean Linda L. Ammons said.