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Walsh appointed to Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board

September 4, 2008

Robert Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University School of Law and professor of law, has been appointed to a five-year term on the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. 

The board, which reviews and accepts proposed gifts for the work of the Federal Judicial Center, has seven members.  Three members are appointed by the chief justice of the United States, two by the president pro tempore of the Senate, and two by the speaker of the House of Representatives. 

The next meeting of the board will be in the fall.

Walsh, who completed 18 years as dean in 2007, is currently a full-time professor at the School of Law. 

He has served in a number of state and national bar leadership positions, including vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association and member of its board of governors; founding member of the North Carolina Chief Justice's Professionalism Commission; chairperson of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; and co-founder of the ABA Seminar for New Law Deans.

Walsh currently serves as national vice president of the American Inns of Court Foundation and as a board member on the National Association of Law Placement Foundation (NALP) and the ABA's Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI).

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