Ronald Eades: How a Passion for English Paved Way to a Legal Career

Posted on 06-14-2016 by
Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , realestate , LIT

Everyone’s passion has a story and every story has a beginning. For professor Ronald Eades his story began and continued in the college environment. Although now retired, Professor Eades served as Professor of Law Emeritus at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville where he taught Torts and Evidence for more than 31 years.

While his career concentration was in academia, Professor Eades’ original passion began as an undergraduate student majoring in English Literature, which molded his love for the written word. In fact, Professor can speak from experience about an eclectic book appetite as he has read everything from historical biographies to murder mysteries, and even an early Faulkner novel.

“As an old college English Literature major, I am a constant reader. Since I am no longer required to read any particular book, I read whatever interests me at the moment.”

Currently, Professor Eades enjoys retirement in the sunny South, yet he continues to instill encouragement and words of wisdom to law students and those starting out in their career.

“I would encourage new lawyers not to worry too much about what that first job is like. Get that job, go out into the world and start practicing law. Once you get out there, you will be able to gravitate to an area of the law that really excites you.”

And when he isn’t reading a novel of interest, he continues to author books on tort-related jury instructions. In fact, Professor Eades has authored six national jury instructions pubs with LexisNexis. His most recent publication, Jury Instructions in Real Estate Litigation, Second Edition, is a comprehensive collection of jury instructions related to issues most likely to arise in real estate litigation. Read an excerpt about the elements of foreclosure, with a focus on supportive authority.

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