Robert Wade - Capital University Law School

Robert Wade

Professor Emeritus

Robert Wade


  • LL.M., Southern Methodist University
  • J.D., University of Michigan
  • B.S., Indiana University


Robert Wade taught courses in Federal Taxation, supervised upper-level J.D. students in externship programs, and coordinated the international endeavors of the Law School.

He joined the Capital University faculty in 1971 after previously teaching at Texas Tech University and Wright State University. He was the Capital University Law School associate dean from 1973 to 1986 and the Capital University Law School associate dean of graduate studies from 1986-94.

Professor Wade established the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation and the Master in Taxation (M.T.) programs in 1986, and the LL.M. in Taxation and Business in 1988. He began serving as director of the Institute for International Legal Education in 1994, coordinating the international activities of the Law School. He also directed and coordinated Capital’s summer law student programs in Germany and Greece.

He was a visiting professor at Seton Hall University Law School in 1982, the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration in Poland in 1992, and the Mazowiecke Wyzsza Szola Humanistyczno-Pedagogiczna in Poland in 1999.

Professor Wade was an active member of the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar Associations. He chaired and was a founding member of the Teaching Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, and he was a founding member and chair of The Ohio State Bar Association’s Federal Taxation Committee.

He taught Advanced Income Taxation Problems and Tax Procedures.