Rachel F. Moran, the Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law at the University of California — Berkeley School of Law, has been selected as the eighth dean of UCLA School of Law. Moran will be the first Latina dean of a top-ranked U.S. law school.
Five members of the Widener Law legal writing faculty are spending their summer working on projects made possible by their selection in a competitive grant process.
The Widener faculty members captured four of seven scholarships, awarded through an anonymous, competitive process, by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. The nonprofit organizations work to promote innovation in teaching and scholarship dedicated to the discipline of legal writing.
Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Carol Anderson has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America.
The University of Miami School of Law awarded Professor A. Michael Froomkin, an Internet and administrative law expert, the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Endowed Distinguished Professorship for the 2010-2011 academic year.Professor Froomkin is the second recipient of the award. Last year, Professor Bruce Winick, a co-founder of the Therapeutic Jurisprudence field, became the first recipient.
After serving as Albany Law School’s dean for nine years, President and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey will step down from his position when his contract ends on June 30, 2011.
Board of Trustees Chair E. Stewart Jones, Jr. has no doubt that Guernsey has been “one of our finest deans.”
This Friday, Patrick Costello, a professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, will finish his service as a legal specialist for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in Kosovo.
The ABA Initiative aimed to bring the rule of law to where it is most needed. Costello worked at the University of Prishtina with the law faculty to improve and institutionalize their trial advocacy and clinical programs. There he helped to implement recommendations made in 2008 by an ABA legal education assessment team.
Professor Douglas K. Bischoff has assumed the role of associate dean for the adjunct faculty at the University of Miami Law School.
“This is a way of enhancing our appreciation and the effectiveness of our adjunct professors,” Bischoff said. “These are very busy, in-demand people. We want to be a resource for them.”
Bischoff, a real estate attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, has worked as an adjunct professor at UM Law since 1983 and has directed the nationally recognized Graduate Program in Real Property Development since 1999.
The Ohio Women's Bar Association honored a champion of professionalism and career development in the legal profession with its President's Choice Award. University of Dayton School of Law faculty member Denise Platfoot Lacey received the award during the association's annual meeting and awards luncheon in May.
The association presents the President's Choice Award to a member who has exemplified extraordinary service during the year.
Post served as the David Boies Professor of Law at Yale since 2003, and is considered one of the foremost authorities of constitutional law, with particular attention to First Amendment, equal protection and legal history. Post steps in for former dean Harold Hongju Koh, who now serves as Legal Adviser to the U.S. State Department.
Farmer is the former New Jersey Attorney General and replaces former dean Stuart L. Deutsch, who had served as dean of the law school since 1999.