About Seton Hall Law

Professor John Wefing Honoring Richard J. Hughes in the New Jersey Law Journal, and in a New Biography: "The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility.”  

Professor John Wefing published a feature article in the New Jersey Law Journal to commemorate the 100th anniversary of  the birth of Richard J. Hughes—who served as both Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court, and as New Jersey’s Governor for two terms.

Although Professor Wefing wrote the article especially for NJLJ, it is largely culled from his new biography “The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility.” Published by Rutgers University Press, the book is expected to first be available in the Fall and has received early praise as “a rich story of a public servant who possessed a true ability to work with members of both political parties and played a significant role in shaping modern New Jersey,” and  “a must for those interested in New Jersey.”

A Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law for the past 40 years, John Wefing is noted for his expertise in federal and state constitutional law with a particular emphasis on criminal issues and New Jersey Constitutional and Procedural Law; his copious and esteemed scholarship; and the veritable legion of prominent attorneys, judges and government officials throughout New York and New Jersey who, over the last four decades, fondly cite the privilege of having studied with The Wef.

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