Willard W. Wirtz

Willard W. Wirtz


Assistant Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Willard Wirtz held degrees from Harvard University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and Stanford University. He was a member of the law faculty at University of Iowa College of Law from 1937 to 1939.  While at Iowa, he served as faculty advisor to the Iowa Law Review.

He served in government, most notably as Secretary of Labor for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. During World War II, he served on the War Labor Board. He also taught law at Northwestern University and University of San Diego. He died in 2010.



W.W. Wirtz, The Boundless Resource: A Prospectus for an Education-Work Policy (New Republic 1975)
W.W. Wirtz & Harold Goldstein, A Critical Look at the Measuring of Work (National Manpower Institute 1975)
W.W. Wirtz, Labor and the Public Interest (Harper & Row 1964)


W.W. Wirtz, "Youth’s Protest: Individualism and the Role of the Lawyer," 40 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1 (1967)
Edwin H. Greenbaum & W. W. Wirtz, Separation of Powers: The Phenomenon of Legislative Courts, 42 Ind. L.J. 153 (1966)
W. Willard, Wirtz, "Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959: A Symposium," 54 Nw. U. L. Rev. 659 (1960)
W.W. Wirtz, "The New National Labor Relations Board; Herein of “Employer Persuasion”," 49 Nw. U. L. Rev. 594 (1954)
W.W. Wirtz, "Government by Private Groups," 13 La. L. Rev. 440 (1953)
W. Willard Wirtz, "Mr. Justice Rutledge—Teacher of Men," 35 Iowa L. Rev. 566 (1950)
W. Willard, Wirtz, "Teacher of Men," 25 Ind. L.J. 444 (1950)
W. Willard Wirtz, "Legal Education: Some Problems of Ways and Means," 11 Ohio St. L.J. 19 (1950)
W.W. Wirtz, "Collective Bargaining: Lawyers’ Role in Negotiations and Arbitrations," 34 A.B.A. J. 547 (1948)
W.W. Wirtz, "On Teaching Labor Law," 42 Ill. L. Rev. 1 (1947)
W. W. Wirtz et al., "Proposals for Coordinated and Long Range Experimentation in Curriculum Content and Teaching Techniques," 9 Am. L. Sch. Rev. 1318 (1942)
Nathaniel L. Nathanson & W. W. Wirtz, "Hutcheson Case: Another View," 36 Ill. L. Rev. 41 (1941)