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Marjorie D. Rombauer, 1929 - 2016

Information about Prof. Marjorie D. Rombauer, former faculty at the University of Washington School of Law


J.D. 1960, University of Washington School of Law; Order of the Coif and Casenote Survey Editor, Washington Law Review

B.A 1958, University of Washington


University of Washington School of Law

  • Instructor, 1960-64
  • Assistant Professor, 1964-67
  • Associate Professor, 1967-71
  • Professor, 1971-90
  • Acting Dean, 1990
  • Emeritus Professor, 1993-?

Interviews & Articles about Prof. Rombauer

Mary S. Lawrence, An Interview with Marjorie Rombauer, 9 Legal Writing: J Legal Writing Inst. 19 (2003).

Richard Cosway, Professor Rombauer as Friend and Colleague, 69 Wash. L. Rev. 1-4 (1994).  HeinOnline [ UW Restricted]

Kathleen O'Neill, Professor Rombauer as Achiever and Scholar, 69 Wash. L. Rev. 5-8 (1994). HeinOnline [UW Restricted]

A Tribute to Professor Marjorie Dick Rombauer, Newsl. Ass’n Am. L. Sch. Sec. on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Res., May 1988, at 7.


Awards & Honors

Year    Award or Honor
2011 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Education (video of acceptance remarks)
2008 University of Washington School of Law, Service Recognition Award
2008 Law Women’s Caucus Distinguished Alumna Award
2000 named one of the ten outstanding teachers in the first 100 years of the School of Law
1996 Law School Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni Award
1994 National Association of Legal Writing Directors established an award in her name to honor contributions to the legal writing field
1993 Association of American Law Schools, Distinguished Service to the Profession
1992 Law School Alumni Association, Washington Law Review Outstanding Achievement Award
1991 Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section, recognized for her contributions
1987 Washington State Bar Association's Award of Honor and Merit for her work in drafting and securing enactment of the 1987 Enforcement of Judgments Act


1990-95, Washington Law Revision Commission, Chair

1988-95, Washington Law Revision Commission, Member

1974-75, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research, Chair

1960, Admitted to the Washington State Bar