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UW Law School narrows dean search to 3 candidates

The University of Wisconsin Law School is down to three candidates to succeed Dean Ken Davis this fall.

The finalists, announced Tuesday by the university, are: Nicholas Allard, partner at Washington D.C.-based law firm Patton Boggs LLP; Gene Nichol, professor and director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina Law School; and Margaret Raymond, William G. Hammond professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law.

A 16-member search-and-screen committee chaired by UW Law professors and Associate Dean Kathryn Hendley chose the finalists, according to the university.

All three candidates will visit the Madison campus in coming weeks to meet with administrators and governance groups, the school said.

After the visits, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin and Provost Paul DeLuca will make their choice, with the intent of having the new dean in place for the fall 2011 semester.

The new dean will succeed Davis, who has been in the position since 1997. Davis announced last fall he was stepping down and returning to the faculty. He is the school’s second-longest serving dean.

One comment

  1. Great — one of Trent Lott’s partners from a Washington DC lobbying group
    is qualified to be the next law school dean, but not a single member of the
    current faculty qualifies? The fix appears to be on already for another
    political appointment in state government.

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