Ron Dees

Ron Dees

Assistant Director of Academic Skills and Bar Passage
B.A., Florida Gulf Coast University, 2007
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2009
Contact Information:
785.670.1890
Room 121

Ron's legal career began after he earned an Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies with honors from Edison College in Ft. Myers Florida. He worked as a legal assistant at the law firm of Olmsted and Wilson, P.A. His work there involved real estate transactions, business transactions, estate planning, and probate. While at the firm, Ron continued his studies and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating magna cum laude in 2007.

Ron earned his J.D. from Washburn Law in 2009. While in law school he was a member of the Veterans' Legal Association of Washburn (VLAW) and served as vice president of the Washburn chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

After graduation Ron worked as a solo-practice attorney focusing on family law and estate planning. He returned to Washburn in 2010 as an Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) fellow in order to assist with the development of Washburn Law's Bar Pass Program. Ron served as the Director of Bar Preparation from October of 2011 through August of 2014. In September of 2014 Ron became the Assistant Director of Academic Skills and Bar Passage, reflecting that his role at Washburn Law now focuses on both student academic skills assessment and training, and bar preparation.

Ron has also worked the American Bar Association's Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) as a lecturer in 2011, and as the Mid-West Regional Academic Consultant for 2012 and 2013. He has lectured on expert learning strategies and essay writing for the CLEO program in Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Ron has also published articles on law teaching and bar exam preparation on the Law School Academic Support Blog and in The Law Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Mastering Legal Analysis