President Tom Galligan, of Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, has been named the new Dean of the LSU Law Center. He will take over this summer. He was the Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law before heading to Colby-Sawyer. He previously taught at LSU Law from 1986 to 1998.
New York's Marist College has announced that Loyola - Chicago Law Dean David Yellen will become its next President. Dean Yellen has been at Loyola since 2005. He previously served as the Dean of Hofstra School of Law. He holds a JD from Cornell. It will be quite a change for Marist. Its current leader, President Dennis Murray, has led the college for 37 years.
Villanova University Law Dean John Gotanda has accepted a new position as President of Hawai'i Pacific University. Gotanda became Dean in 2011 and has done a great job leading Villanova Law out of choppy waters while, at the same time, doing exceptional fundraising (including a $25 million naming gift.) I am certain he will be very missed. Gotanda takes over at the Honolulu university in June.
Concordia Law Dean Cathy Silak has been named Concordia University's new Vice President for community engagement. She will also remain dean temporarily, as the school conducts a search for her replacement.
Chapman University has announced that Matthew J. Parlow will serve as the next dean of the law school, starting this summer. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University Law School. Parlow holds a JD from Yale. He taught at Chapman Law from 2005 to 2008, before joining the Marquette faculty . His wife, Janine Kim, currently a professor of law at Marquette Law, also will join the Chapman Law faculty. The presser is here.
According to this report, nine people have applied to become Chancellor of the Southern University law school, including three Southern Law administrators: John Pierre, Russell Jones and Roederick White Sr.. Other applicants include Louisiana Judge John Michael Guidry; Joan Bullock, associate dean at Florida A&M Law; Preston Castille Jr., Monique Edwards, Alexander Daniel Hamilton VI; and Texas Municipal Judge Jay Robinson.
Duquesne Law Dean Kenneth Gormley has been named the new President of Duquesne University, effective July 1. Professor Nancy Perkins will serve as interim dean until a permanent dean has been identified.
Professor Jerry Anderson of Drake University Law School has been named the school's new dean, effective July 1, 2016. He succeeds Ben Ullem, who is currently serving a two-year term as dean of the Law School. Anderson holds a JD from Stanford Law.
American University Law has announced four finalists in its search for a new dean. They are:
Robert Ahdieh, Vice Dean and K.H. Gyr Professor of Private International Law, Emory University Law; Camille Nelson, Former Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School; Andrew Popper, Professor of Law and Former Deputy Dean, American University Law; and Brent White, Associate Dean for Programs and Global Initiatives and Professor of Law, University of Arizona Law.
Nebraska Law Dean Susan Poser has been named the new provost of the University of Illinois - Chicago. She will take over in February. Poser has served as Nebraska's dean since May, 2010 and her tenure has been highly successful. This is a particularly notable move given that UIC doesn't have a law school. Nebraska will name an interim dean shortly. More details here.
On November 4, Duquesne University announced that Duquesne Law Dean Kenneth G. Gormley would become the university's new president. Prior to assuming his new role on July 1, 2016, Gormley is taking a sabbatical. Professor Nancy Perkin is serving as Interim Dean and the university is launching a search with the goal of appointing a permanent law dean before the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year.
This morning brings exciting news that legal historian Risa Goluboff has just been named dean of the University of Virginia's law school. Cribbing now from the Daily Progress story:
Goluboff, who specializes in civil rights, will replace Paul G. Mahoney on July 1. Mahoney announced his plans to step down and return to the faculty earlier this year.
A graduate of the Yale School of Law, Goluboff has clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Guido Calabresi and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. She also has a doctorate in history from Princeton University.
Goluboff is the author of the 2010 book “The Lost Promise of Civil Rights” and a recipient of UVa’s All-University Teaching Award. She currently heads the university’s J.D.-M.A. in history dual degree program.
Goluboff will be the first woman dean of the School of Law, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 among law schools nationwide.
Congratulations to Risa! Much more information is available at the UVA press release. H/t Bill Turnier.
Although the two campuses of Rutgers Law have formally merged into a single entity, each campus has its own co-dean. Rutgers has now announced a search for a co-dean who will be located on the Camden campus. Details here and the full ad is here.