Lehan K. Tunks

Lehan K. Tunks


Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Lehan Tunks held degrees from University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, and Yale University.  He was a member of the faculty at University of Iowa College of Law from 1939 to 1953, although he took a hiatus to serve in the Office of Price Administration during World War II.

After leaving Iowa, he served as a dean and professor at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1962.  In 1962, he moved to University of Washington School of Law, where he served as dean until 1968, and professor until his retirement in 1985.  His work focused on corporate and tax law.  He died in 1987.



Lehan Kent Tunks, The Iowa Tax System. Iowa: Iowa Code Annotated, 1949
Lehan Kent Tunks, Cases and Materials on the Law of Corporate Finance. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1940


Lehan K. Tunks, "Assigning Legislative Meaning: A New Bottle - Reassessment of Iowa Realty for Tax Purposes in Off Years," 37 Iowa L. Rev. 372 (1951-1952)
Lehan K. Tunks, "The Model Act Route to Improvement of Iowa Administrative Procedure," 33 Iowa L. Rev. 356 (1947-1948)
Lehan Kent Tunks, "A New Federal Charter for Trade Unionism," 41 Columbia L. Rev. 969 (1941)
Lehan K. Tunks, "Categorization and Federalism: Substance and Procedure after Erie Railroad v. Tompkins," 34 Ill. L. Rev. 271 (1939-1940)

Book Reviews

Lehan K. Tunks, Review of Corporation Giving, by F. Emerson Andrews, 62 Yale L. J. 859 (1952-1953)
Lehan K. Tunks, Review of Handbook on the Law of Partnership and Other Unincorporated Associations, 2nd ed., by Judson A. Crane, 5 J. Legal Educ. 237 (1952-1953)