Memorial Service for Late USD School of Law Professor and Associate Dean Karl Gruben

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Pardee Legal Research Center, First Floor

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Please join us for a memorial gathering to honor Karl Gruben, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Library and Information Services, Pardee Legal Research Center.

Dean Gruben's library career spanned four decades, beginning at the Texas State Law Library in 1975.  He also served honorably in the United States Air Force's military intelligence, retiring in 1997.  He was a firm librarian before becoming an academic law librarian, serving as director of firm libraries for the Houston, Texas firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. until 2001.  He then transferred to the Ohio-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P, serving as practice information support director until 2004.  He became St. Thomas University Law School's Law Library director in 2004.  In 2010, he joined the University of San Diego School of Law as the associate dean for information technology services, director of the law library and a professor of law. 

Dean Gruben passed away on November 22, 2016. He was 65 years old.

The memorial gathering is open to all colleagues, friends as well as current and former students to remember Dean Karl Gruben's commitment to the library, his students, support of the law school and contributions to the legal information profession. 



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