New hires at Wake Forest, William & Mary, GWU, Drexel

Wake Forest University School of Law appointed Professor Dick Schneider as the new Associate Dean for International Affairs and Holly Hedgecock as the new director of the International Programs.

Schneider will oversee the Master of Laws (LL.M) program, the Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (S.J.D.) degree and Study Abroad programs as well as international student and faculty exchanges.
Schneider directs the law school’s Vienna Summer Program and works in that capacity closely with faculty at the University of Vienna.  He also currently works and advises on a number of environmental matters in his capacity as Legal Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club.  

Hedgecock joined the school in 2006 as the coordinator for the LLM program. In her new role, Hedgecock will direct the daily operations associated with the international graduate programs and summer study abroad programs. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, she worked in the Office of the President of the University of North Carolina and was an adjunct instructor in Forsyth Technical Community College’s History department. 

William & Mary Law School promoted Professor Nancy Combs to be Vice Dean, effective in August 10. Combs served as the 2009-11 Cabell Research Professor of Law, and was a 2009 recipient of William & Mary’s Alumni Fellowship Award for teaching excellence. Combs joined the faculty in 2004 and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She received her B.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude, from the University of Portland and her Ph.D. from Leiden University. After law school, Combs served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and to Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.

• George Washington University hired Sophia Sim as Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Sim worked for 14 years in admissions at Georgetown University Law Center and had had been Director of Admissions since 2000. During that time, she was appointed to several university committees, including data warehousing, diversity task force, future law professors, information technology, joint degree programs, technology users, and web redesign.
She has been active in the governance of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and has been appointed to four standing committees: audit; finance and legal; services and programs; and test, development, and research.

• Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law hired Martha Candiello as Associate Dean for Career Strategies. Candiello earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, and her B.A., with distinction, from Cornell University. She is a former general counsel of Sunoco Chemicals, and most recently was principal of ClientBridge, LLC, which helps professional service organizations gain strategic advantage by identifying and implementing leading-edge client service standards. 

She oversees all of the career services functions, including development of internship and job opportunities, professional development and career programming, student counseling, recruitment events, and employer outreach.

• Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School hired Kevin Cieply as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Alan Boyer as Associate Dean of Recruitment and Marketing.
Cieply served more than 22 years in the Army and Wyoming Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot and a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) Officer. His wide range of military legal experience includes prosecuting courts martial cases, prosecuting criminal procurement fraud cases in federal courts as a full-time Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and serving as the Senior Legal Advisor on all military matters for the Wyoming Army National Guard. Cieply graduated from Notre Dame Law School and holds an LL.M in Military Law, Specialization in Criminal Law.