In 1963, a Mitchell graduate with a couple of years of legal experience joined the faculty of the college. Two years later he became the acting dean. Flash forward to 2013: Professor Doug Heidenreich ’61 is marking half a century at William Mitchell, and everyone is invited to help celebrate.
The celebration of Heidenreich’s 50 years at Mitchell is Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 5:30 pm in the Auditorium.
William Mitchell College of Law invites you to a celebration of Professor Doug Heidenreich’s 50 years at Mitchell
Wednesday, Jan. 23 | 4–5:30 pm
William Mitchell Auditorium
Join us at a reception as we share stories, enjoy great food and drinks, and honor Prof. Heidenreich.
He graduated from Mitchell after playing football for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. He joined the faculty in 1963 and served as dean from 1964 to 1975. But more importantly, Doug Heidenreich has been a great colleague, caring leader, and outstanding professor of law for 50 years.
In addition to being the longest-serving member of Mitchell’s faculty, Heidenreich has served the college in a number of other positions. He’s been an assistant professor of law, assistant dean, acting dean, and by 1965 was full professor of law and dean. His tenure at Mitchell’s helm lasted until 1975, but he has kept his position as professor since 1965.
As anyone who has been in his classroom can attest, he forces students to be prepared and takes a no-nonsense, yet kind, approach to their education. His attention to detail is legendary.
So stop by on January 23 to thank a living legend and wish him well. RSVP if you can come, or just drop in even if you didn’t RSVP.