Bob Morris loved nothing more than to mingle with his fellow University of Minnesota faculty and take promising law students under his wing.
Morris taught torts, property, corporations and business law for 36 years at the U’s law school. He dedicated his life to academia and treated those around him like family. He and his wife, Sandy, regularly attended faculty dinner parties and invited colleagues and students to their home. He also was a staunch advocate for his peers, representing faculty in tenure cases and advocating for the law school as a member of the U’s faculty senate.
Morris, a champion for fairness and equality, died peacefully Oct. 16. He was 92. In his late years, his health declined because of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
“Bob just loved teaching. But he also loved being a part of the university community,” said Sandy Morris, his wife of 50 years.