CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 21, 1999
Former UI president, three others to teach at UI College
IOWA CITY, Iowa--Former
University of Iowa president James O. Freedman will teach at the UI College
of Law this fall as a visiting distinguished professor. The law school also
announced it has selected three others to join the law faculty permanently
Freedman, who served as UI president from 1982 to
1987, will teach as the Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professor, a semester-long
professorship named in honor of the former law school dean.
Freedman returns to the UI after having served from
1987 to 1998 as president of Dartmouth College where he is now on the faculty
as president emeritus.
Of the three new permanent law faculty members, Margaret
F. Brinig, formerly a member of the George Mason University law faculty and
Ann L. Estin, formerly a member of the University of Colorado law faculty,
will both bring to the law school national reputations as top scholars in
the field of family law.
Todd E. Pettys, a Seattle attorney who has lectured
in law at the University of Washington, will join the law faculty as an associate
professor to teach evidence and constitutional law.