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Wake Forest appoints committee to lead search for School of Law dean

September 13, 2006

Wake Forest University has established a committee to lead the search for a new dean of the Wake Forest School of Law.

Robert K. Walsh announced last July that he plans to retire as dean next summer, but he will remain at the School of Law as a full-time professor of law.

The search committee was announced by William C. Gordon, Wake Forest’s provost.

Suzanne Reynolds, professor of law, will chair the committee composed of representatives of the School of Law’s faculty and staff, members of the School of Law Board of Visitors, and the dean of the university’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. Several committee members are alumni of the School of Law.

The committee and the provost will meet with law faculty and staff, as well as the School of Law’s volunteer boards, to solicit their input on the qualities they are seeking in a new School of Law dean.

During the search, the committee will work with a nationally recognized search firm to assist with identifying prospective candidates.

Committee members include the following:

  • Stephen Berlin, member, School of Law Board of Visitors; partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
  • Robert M. Chesney, associate professor of law
  • Christine N. Coughlin, director of the legal research and writing program, professor of legal writing
  • Timothy Davis, John W. and Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law
  • Michael D. Green, Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair in Law
  • E. Julia Lambeth, member, School of Law Board of Visitors; executive vice president and general counsel, Reynolds American Inc.
  • Margaret Lankford, School of Law budget director
  • Alan R. Palmiter, professor of law
  • Wendy Parker, professor of law
  • Ajay Patel, dean, Babcock Graduate School of Management
  • Eugene Pridgen, chairman, School of Law Board of Visitors; partner, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP
  • Sidney A. Shapiro, University Distinguished Chair in Law

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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