Tuesday, August 28, 2012
San Diego (August 28, 2012) - University of San Diego Trustee and law school Board of Visitor Member James Krause, '75 (JD), passed away on August 16, 2012, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Gale and three sons: Andrew, Mark and David.
Krause joined USD's Board of Trustees in 2009 and served on the audit and student affairs committees. He graduated from USD School of Law in 1975, became an adjunct professor in 2007, and was a longtime member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.
"Jim was a distinguished alumnus and generous benefactor of the law school," said Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo. "For several years, he also capably taught Securities Regulation as an adjunct professor. He will be fondly remembered, among other things, for the passion, energy, and commitment so evident in both his teaching and his service to the law school and the University of San Diego."
Classroom 2B in USD's Warren Hall was named for Gale and James Krause in 2005 in recognition for their generous support of USD School of Law’s endowment campaign.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.