Search Committee Named for New Law School Dean

Posted: April 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

Provost Peter Stearns has announced the names of the Search Committee members for the new dean of the School of Law. Dean Mark Grady is stepping down from the position on Aug. 15. Daniel Polsby, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, will serve as acting dean until the search is completed.

Timothy Muris, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, will chair the Search Committee. Other members are:

Michael O’Neill, assistant professor of law

Nelson Lund, professor of law

Maxwell Stearns, professor of law

Sara Cobb, director, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

In addition, the committee will include judiciary representation, as well as an alumni member. Student input also will be sought.

“Given the achievements of the School of Law, we view this search as vital to the university,” Stearns says. “We expect to have some very exciting candidates.”

The search will be national in scope to ensure the largest applicant pool. The committee’s goal is to have a new dean in place for the 2005-06 academic year.

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