The Faculty History Project documents faculty members who have been associated with the University of Michigan since 1837. Key in this effort is to celebrate the intellectual life of the University. This Faculty History Website is intended as a component of the effort to document the extraordinary academic achievements of Michigan’s faculty in building and sustaining one of the world’s great universities. It provides access to a comprehensive database of information concerning the thousands of faculty members who have served the University of Michigan.
Find out more.

The Bentley Historical Library serves as the official archives for the University.


William B. Harvey
Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes

Professor Harvey graduated from Wake Forest College and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan after serving in the United States Navy in World War II. Professor Harvey joined the faculty in 1951.

Professor Harvey taught in the areas of contracts and legal philosophy, writing, with John Dawson, a new casebook on Contracts in 1959. His research interest was in post-colonial law in Africa.

Professor Harvey left the law school in 1962 to become the dean of the law school at the University of Ghana. He was deported from Ghana in 1964 for "subversive activities prejudicial to the state". He was dean of Indiana University Law School and was a faculty member at Boston University Law School.

--Jocelyn Kennedy, Faculty Services Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library