Robert E. Rodes Jr., Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Legal Ethics emeritus, died Tuesday (Nov.25). He was 87.
A New York City native, Rodes studied at Middlebury College and was graduated from Brown University in 1947 before serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1952 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar the following year. He worked in the legal department of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from 1952 to 1954, before joining the law faculty at Rutgers University for two years during which he spent his summers serving as clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court. In 1956, he joined the Notre Dame faculty, where he has remained ever since, teaching and writing in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, ethics, jurisprudence, law and theology, legal history and welfare legislation.