Friday, May 16, 2014
Writer: Sam Fahmy, 706-583-0727, firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee named to seek dean of UGA School of Law
Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the School of Law.
Svein Øie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, will chair the search and screening committee, which includes faculty, staff, student and alumni representatives.
Additional search committee members are:
The committee will be assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.
Rebecca White, who has served as dean of the School of Law since 2003, recently announced that she plans to return to the faculty after 11 years of service as dean.
"Under Dean White's outstanding leadership, the School of Law has seen its stature as one of the nation's top public law schools rise dramatically," Whitten said. "I am delighted that she will continue to serve the university with distinction as a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law and appreciate her willingness to continue to serve as dean while the national search for her successor is underway."
UGA School of Law
The UGA School of Law was established in 1859 and is consistently regarded as one of the nation's top public law schools. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country's leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws in U.S. Law and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. Its advocacy program is one of the nation's best and has won four national championships in moot court and mock trial in 2014 alone. Georgia Law counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.