NSL Dean Joseph C. Loser Jr. Dies at 81

Joseph C. Loser Jr., the dean of the Nashville School of Law (NSL) for more than two decades, died Sunday (May 11) of congestive heart failure. He was 81. Loser graduated from NSL when it was known as the Nashville YMCA Night Law School. After a lengthy career in the legal profession, in which he served as a Davidson County Circuit Court judge and a special judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court, Loser was named dean of the school in 1986. He then led an initiative to change the name of the 113-year-old school. Loser was set to retire in July. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.