James F. Hogg

Dean Emeritus

In Memoriam
Mitchell remembers Professor James Hogg, the law school’s former dean
James Hogg, a longtime and respected William Mitchell College of Law professor and former president and dean, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after suffering a stroke. He was 83 years old.

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B.A., 1949; LL.B., 1951; LL.M., 1952, University of New Zealand
LL.M., 1954; S.J.D., 1959, Harvard Law School


William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 1995-2013; president and dean, 1985-95.

Western State University College of Law: dean 2001-03 (while on leave from William Mitchell).

Associate general counsel, Control Data Corp., Minneapolis, 1975-85.

Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1971-75.

University of Minnesota Law School: assistant professor of law, 1956-57; associate professor of law, 1957-59; professor of law, 1959-70; assistant vice president for academic affairs, 1968; executive assistant to the president and secretary to the board of regents, 1968-70; senior fellow, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 1995-96..

Admitted: New Zealand, 1951; Minnesota, 1966.

Professional Focus

Professor Hogg’s business-law background and practice influenced his choice of courses to teach and how he taught. It also was reflected in his scholarship, including his West-published casebook on contract law (co-authored). He also was an active consultant and expert witness in liability insurance issues.