Dean of Law Candidates to Visit Campus in April
Posted on March 22, 2011
Four candidates for the position of dean of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas have been selected by the Search Committee for a campus interview.
The candidates (listed below) will each make a public presentation during their visit on the topic “Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Legal Education.” The presentations will be held in the E. J. Ball Courtroom (Rm. 240) in the Law School on the University of Arkansas campus. A reception will follow at the Inn at Carnall Hall. The public is welcome to attend the presentations and receptions.
Associate Dean Stacy Leeds, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at the University of Kansas Law School, will be on campus on Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, and will give her presentation at 4:00 on Thursday in the E.J. Ball Courtroom. A reception open to all will follow. She received her J.D. at the University of Tulsa, an LL.M. at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, and an M.B.A. at the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. Previously she was Interim Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at the University of Kansas (2006/2007), Assistant Professor and Director at the Northern Plains Law Center of the University of North Dakota (2000-2003) and was William H. Hastie Law Teaching Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law (1998-2000). She was also a non-resident Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University (20008/2009). She serves as Chief District Court Judge on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Judicial Council and as Chief Justice on the Supreme Courts for the Kaw Nation and for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She previously served as a Justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court (2002-2006).
Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs at the Louisiana State University Law Center since 2008, will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, and will give his presentation at 4:00 on Monday in the E. J. Ball Courtroom (Rm. 240) in the Law School. A reception open to all will follow. He received his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and a Master of Laws (Tax) at Georgetown University Law Center. While at LSU, he was J. Y. Sanders Professor of Law (2007 to present) and J. Y. Sanders Associate Professor of Law (2004-2007), as well as Assistant Professor of Law (2001-2004). He also served as a Trial Attorney (Civil Trial Section, Southern Region) for the United States Department of Justice-Tax Division (1997-2001). Among other professional service activities, he served as President of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and on its Board of Trustees, as well as on the Law School Admission Council, and extensively on the American Bar Association, Section on Taxation.
Dean Kathryn Rand, Interim Dean and Floyd B. Sperry Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota, will be on campus on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, and will give her presentation at 4:00 Thursday in the E. J. Ball Courtroom (Rm. 240) in the Law School. A reception open to all will follow. She received her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously she served briefly as Acting Dean (February 2009-October 2010) and before that served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research (2004-2009), both positions held at the University of North Dakota School of Law. She has held the position of Professor of Law for over three years at the University of North Dakota (2007 to present). She was co-founder and has been co-director of the Institute of the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy since May 2002. She also served as Interim Director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center (2003/2004). She has served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where she was responsible for investigation and prosecution of drug offenses and violent felonies (1998-2000).
Professor Beverly Moran, Law Professor and Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University since 2001, will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26, and will give her presentation at 4:00 on Monday in the E. J. Ball Courtroom (Rm. 240) in the Law School. A reception open to all will follow. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her LL.M. in taxation at New York University School of Law. At Vanderbilt, she was an American Council on Education Fellow (2008/2009), served as Interim Director of the Center for the Americas (2003/2004), was Acting Director of African and Diaspora Studies in 2002, and served as Director of Graduate Studies in the Law School of the Vanderbilt LL.M. program (2001/2002). Before being in her position at Vanderbilt, she was Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has served as Visiting Professor at Fisk University (2008), where she taught a course in Islamic Law, received a Fulbright award to teach for two years in Eritrea (1996-1998), and before then was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Germany (1997) and at the University of Colorado in the Boulder School of Law (1991).
SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Dean Carolyn Allen, Co-Chair
- Vice Provost James Rankin, Co-Chair
- Carl Circo
- Carol Goforth
- Earnest Brown
- Lewis Epley
- Mary Beth Matthews
- Patti Cox
- Randy Thompson
- Tabi Lipscomb
- Uche Ewelukwa