Professor Leech, Penn Law

Professor Noyes E. Leech, emeritus professor in the Law School, passed away July 1, 2010, at the age of 88.

Professor Leech received both his BA and JD from Penn in 1943 and 1948, respectively.

After he earned his law degree, he became an associate at Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He began his career at Penn Law in 1949 as an instructor in law, later becoming a full professor in 1958, and the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law in 1978. A year before his retirement in 1986 he was the William A. Schnader Professor of Law.

During the 1959-1960 academic year, Professor Leech served as chair of the Faculty Senate.

Professor Leech, along with former dean of the Law School, Robert Mundheim, established the Journal of International Economic Law that was first published in 1978.

Professor Leech is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Katharine and Gwyneth; grandchildren, Megan Louise Wilson and Grace Elizabeth Wilson; and brother, William David Leech.