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Creighton Law Professor Named McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Endowed Chair Holder

Creighton University law professor Edward A. Morse was installed as the first holder of the McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law in the Creighton University School of Law on Feb. 15, 2006.

The Omaha-based law firm McGrath North Mullin & Kratz donated $1 million to fund the new endowed chair. McGrath North has been a long-time supporter of Creighton over the years, establishing the largest scholarship fund for Creighton law students and the McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Legal Research Center at the law school.

"The creation of this chair is testament to the tremendous relationship that the McGrath firm and the Creighton law school have enjoyed over the course of almost six decades," said Patrick Borchers J.D., dean of the Creighton University School of Law.

Professor Morse has served as associate dean for academic affairs for the law school. He is noted for his expertise on taxation and business issues, and is the author of many papers and studies that have appeared in various state and national publications. Most recently, he has teamed with Creighton economics professor Ernie Goss on studies on casino gambling in America and on the attorney generalís task force on motor fuel pricing. His current research includes papers on tax reform; farmers and taxation issues, such as income averaging and employment taxes; and the impact of casino gambling on individual bankruptcy rates.

Morse received his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1988 after attending Drake University as an undergraduate. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Jack North, a 1948 graduate of the law school, and Ray McGrath founded the McGrath North law firm in 1959, and it has grown into the second-largest firm in Nebraska with more than 75 attorneys. Like Creighton University, McGrath North boasts a national reputation as well as an outstanding local reputation. McGrath Northís clients include Fortune 500 companies; small and medium-sized businesses; and individuals and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry.

Posted: 2/16/06