I'm pleased to announced that Stephen M. Sheppard will become the the eighth law dean in St. Mary's University 87-year history. Stephen -- in addition to being a legal historian -- is currently associate dean at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Cribbing now from the San Antonio Business Journal's story:
“St. Mary’s has one of the nation’s great traditions in developing skills, character and leadership in the law,” Sheppard says. “I am proud of its achievements and look forward to stewarding its mission for the future.”
Sheppard is a member of the Mississippi Bar and has practiced law with Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans; Jackson, Miss.; and London, where he focused primarily on federal litigation and environmental law. He also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge William Barbour and U.S. Appellate Judge E. Grady Jolly Jr.
St. Mary's University's press release is here.