Our friends at Wake Forest tell us that things have been humming along in Winston-Salem since last we posted that the school had formed a committee to lead its search for a new law dean:
Wake Forest now invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. A genuine sense of collegiality and community defines the culture, and is one of the most salient features of the school. As its next dean, Wake Law seeks an experienced, kind, and imaginative leader with strong connections to legal academia and practice, to work collaboratively with all constituencies of the school, as well as across the wider university. Excellence is the hallmark of the Wake Law experience. The dean must be passionate about the importance of teaching, scholarship, and contribution to practice. She/he will need to be empowering and supportive of faculty in their commitment to excel in all of these realms. Whether or not the dean has spent her/his career in a law school, it will be crucial that she/he truly value academic excellence and the contributions of faculty, and have a personal record of professional achievement that engenders respect. Here is the website for information and a prospectus.