This piece was published as a dedication to Dean Richard E. Speidel. In describing Dick Speidel's character and scholarship one is tempted to use the adjectives that are now a fixed part of the Decanal resignation ritual. Whatever their vices in office, retiring Deans are invariably "bright, insightful, generous, scholarly, worldly;" occasionally they are persons of "unbounded administrative skill," and even of "unlimited scholastic vision."
White, James J. "Dedication to Dean Richard E. Speidel. A Colleague's Tribute." B. U. L. Rev. 60 (1980): 202-3.