It is impossible to fully describe the impact that Dean Godfrey had (and continues to have) on the legal community in Maine, on the University of Maine School of Law, and on the Maine Law Review. This Article provides a sampling of the lives he touched and the contributions he made to the law through his writings. On February 5, 2005, the Maine legal community celebrated the life and work of the Honorable Edward S. Godfrey, III. In attendance were his family members; past and present faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maine School of Law, the law school he founded in 1962; his colleagues from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court; his law clerks; and members of the legal community. Representatives from every facet of his life spoke that day. Wendy Godfrey-Dean, his niece, spoke of his loving ways with his family. Former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the Honorable Vincent L. McKusick, spoke of the Dean's forty-three years of service to the Maine legal community and of his tenure on the Law Court. Arlyn Weeks spoke of her work with him as a law clerk and of the lasting friendship that developed as a result. Gerald Petruccelli spoke of the early days of the Law School and the challenges the Dean overcame. Former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the Honorable Daniel E. Wathen, spoke of him as his mentor and teacher while studying at the University of Maine School of Law and working with him on the Maine Law Review. There were many moving tributes delivered that day in honor of Dean Godfrey, a veritable giant in the Maine legal community. These tributes are included, in their entirety, as Part II of this Article.
Christine I. Hepler,
Dedication to Dean Edward Settle Godfrey, III,
Me. L. Rev.
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