The Dean Inn is the home for students interested in legal issues involving business and entrepreneurship.
Professor Tony Luppino
Judge Chip McKenzie
Professor Patrick Randolph
Professor Dani Merrick
Professor Judy Sharp
Judge Oliver Dean moved to Kansas City in 1870 after attending law school at the University of Michigan. He developed a reputation as one of the great trial lawyers of Missouri while working at Tichenor, Warner and Dean.
Dean was instrumental in shaping the growing city of Kansas City by drawing a city charter and representing the city in its acquisition of water works. He later served as vice president of the Kansas City School of Law from 1895-1902. He then served as president for the next 25 years. At the law school, he lectured on corporations and corporate securities and was responsible for develoing the post-graduate program and overseeing construction of the law school in 1926.
Elmer Powell said, “Few men dared to antagonize Mr. Dean, for he had an established reputation of being a fiery and untiring fighter.”