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Summary: The end of the academic school year is the typical time for the transfer of deans at law schools across the country.

The academic school year is winding down. The time for newly appointed law schools deans to take over is starting with the announcement from five schools.

  
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Syracuse University School of Law has appointed the current dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Craig Bose as the new dean for their school. Boise was the dean at Cleveland-Marshall for the past five years, boosting the practical skills offered and launching a solo practice incubator program. University chancellor Kent Syverud said, “Craig’s bold vision and commitment to academic excellence have enhanced the student experience, improved student outcomes and positioned graduates for career success. He is the ideal person to lead the College of Law into a new era, particularly as it seeks to enhance its global reputation and continue its ascent in national rankings.”

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles made their announcement of a new dean the day before. Michael Waterstone, a professor at the school, will be the new dean. He is an expert in disability rights, teaching at the L.A. law school for the past ten years. He also served as the associate dean for research and academic centers for five years.

The University of Colorado Law School has selected a professor from another law school as their dean. James Anaya currently teaches at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Anaya is a high-profile advocate on international human rights issues, focusing on indigenous people. He has been the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work. University provost Russell Moore said, “As a legal scholar and practitioner, Jim Anaya for decades has not only contributed distinctive quality, character and importance to legal theory, but he also has advanced protections for indigenous peoples around the globe.”

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law appointed former dean of the University of Illinois College of Law Bruce Smith. He will take over on July 1. He has taught at the Illinois law school for 15 years and was dean from 2009 to 2014. His efforts as dean include raising $50 million and establishing a program in Chicago for third-year students.

Professor Gordon Smith at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School has been promoted as the new dean. Smith will start a five year run as the dean starting May 1. He has been with the school since 2007, serving as associate dean of faculty and curriculum from 2009 to 2014. He taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School for five years before moving to BYU.



Source: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202754992956

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