Joseph Wilson Morris

Personal

Birthday: 
1922
Birthplace: 
Rice County, KS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
Staff attorney, Shell Oil Company, 1948-1960
General counsel, Amerada Petroleum Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1960-1969
Vice president and associate general counsel, Amerada Hess Corporation, 1969-1972
Dean, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1972-1974
Vice president and general counsel, Shell Oil Company, 1978-1983
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1983-

Education

Name of School: 
Washburn University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1943
Name of School - Second: 

Washburn University School of Law

This professional school offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree and also allows students to concentrate studies and receive certificates in the areas of Advocacy, Business and Transactional Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, International and Comparative Law, Natural Resources Law, and Tax Law. It also affords students the opportunity to practice law through its Law Clinic, providing legal services to qualified persons under the supervision of practicing lawyersfaculty. Washburn's Externship program allows students to earn credit while experiencing the practice of law in a wide variety of settings tailored to the students' specific interests and need. Four Centers for Excellence complement Washburn's tradition of excellence in teaching. The centers are Business and Transactional Law Center, Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Center for Law and Government, and Children and Family Law Center. Washburn Law offers students an expanded understanding of different legal systems through a summer-abroad program at the University of the West Indies, in Barbados, and a semester-long program at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. The Law School has two dual degree programs: a JDMBA (Masters of Business Administration) with the School of Business and a JDMSW (Master of Social Work) with the Department of Social Work. Washburn Law is recognized as being the home of one of the premier internet sources for legal information and research. The Law School, a leader in legal education, is a co-sponsor of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, along with Gonzaga University School of Law.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1947
Name of School - Third: 

University of Michigan Law School

Michigan Law students rely on technological services to communicate, perform legal research, enhance learning, and conduct administrative business. To support the academic and administrative functions of the Law School, the Information Technology Department (LawIT) provides stable and user-friendly computing, networking, and audio-visual infrastructure, services, and support for the Law School community.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1948
Name of School - Fourth: 

University of Michigan Law School

Michigan Law students rely on technological services to communicate, perform legal research, enhance learning, and conduct administrative business. To support the academic and administrative functions of the Law School, the Information Technology Department (LawIT) provides stable and user-friendly computing, networking, and audio-visual infrastructure, services, and support for the Law School community.

Degree - Fourth: 
S.J.D.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1955

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
Court Name: 

Oklahoma Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/12/1974
Termination Date: 
7/31/1978
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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