Honorary Degrees
1918 - Present

Werdner Page Keeton 
Doctor of Laws  1974
Status: conferred

Distinguished Scholar, law teacher, University Administrator and Law Reformer, he has provided effective leadership in the administration of justice. A law professor for more than forty years he is recognized as a brilliant classroom teacher. Author of scores of articles in legal periodicals he is acknowledged as one of our ablest Tort Scholars. As Dean of the University of Texas Law School for twenty-five years he has led that institution to is present eminent position. His educational statesmanship was recognized by election as President of the Association of American Law Schools. His dedication to improvement of law culminated in service as Chairman of the Committee which drafted a modern penal code for Texas. In recognition of his scholarship, courageous leadership for intellectual freedom and integrity and his contributions to the administration of justice we are pleased to confer upon him this day the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.