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Bill Shaw

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“Good-night sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Bill Shaw (b. 19 June 1940), son of Leslie and Julia Shaw of Ruston, La., grudgingly departed life on 27 October 2017 with no childish fantasies of an afterlife. Bill married the love-of-his-life Monica Gail Johnson on January 29, 1966 in minus 34 degree weather, DeSmet, S.D. They met in 1963 as soda-jerks at Old Faithful, Yellowstone
Park. Following his graduation from Tulane Law School in 1965, Bill began his teaching career at Louisiana Tech. He graduated from Tech, with honors, in 1962.
Monica and Bill had three bright and beautiful daughters -- Julia Margot, Nicole Leigh, and Leslie Alexis. They are now married with children of their own: Margot to Reed Caylor with children Erin and Christopher, Nicole to Mike Low with daughter Julia Margo, and Alexis to Mark Clark with children Will and Kylie.
Bill retired from The University of Texas at Austin as the Woodson Professor of Law and Ethics in Business in August, 2007. An active sportsman from an early age, and enjoyed many hunting trips with his dad. High school sports included football, basketball, and baseball. As an adult, he completed 21 marathons, 12 triathlons, played Austin Senior Softball, and was active in the Southwest YMCA.
Bill was the author of numerous scholarly articles and four textbooks; he served as
president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal, and was a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bar
Associations. Bill wrote three novels. Pistol Thicket, (2010) with a screen play of same name, Star Stuff (2011), and A Conspiracy of Dunces (2012).
A private service is planned.
Bill volunteered at El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, teaching citizenship classes. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to El Buen Samaritano https://elbuen.org/donate/.

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