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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 8, 2004

Seven Candidates To Interview For UI Law Dean

The University of Iowa College of Law Dean's Search Committee will interview seven candidates as it seeks a replacement for retiring UI Law Dean N. William Hines.

Interviews will be held from Jan. 12 to Feb. 11 on the UI campus. During each visit, the public will have an opportunity to meet with the candidates at an open town hall meeting, followed by a reception.

Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law and chair of the dean's search committee, said more than 200 applications and nominations were reviewed this fall. She said the committee hopes to name three finalists in mid-February and forward their names to UI President David Skorton for his final selection. The new dean will assume responsibilities as of July.

More information about each candidate, including biographies, resumes and precise schedules for their visits, can be found on the UI College of Law's Web site at http://www.law.uiowa.edu. The site will be updated regularly.

Current law school dean Hines will retire as dean at the end of the current academic year after 28 years. He is currently the longest serving dean of any U.S. law school and will be the longest serving dean in the history of the UI law school. He will remain on the law faculty as a full-time professor.

The seven candidates for dean and their interview dates are:

--Professor Jeremy R. Paul, Thomas F. Gallivan Jr. Professor of Property Law and associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Connecticut Law School. Jan. 12-14.

Paul holds a B.A. with honors from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk for Judge Irving R. Kaufman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He formerly taught at the University of Miami Law School and visited at Boston College Law School. He specializes in Property Law, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence.

Town Hall meeting: Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building.

--Professor Christina Brooks Whitman, Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law and professor of women's studies at the University of Michigan Law School. Jan. 21-23.

Whitman earned a B.A. with honors, M.A. and J.D. with high honors, all from the University of Michigan. While in law school, Whitman was editor in chief of the Michigan Law Review. She clerked for Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Lewis Powell of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo Law School. Whitman is a former associate dean for academic affairs and specializes in Constitutional Law, Torts and Feminist Jurisprudence.

Town Hall meeting: Jan. 22, time and location TBA.

--Professor Gary J. Simson, associate dean for academic affairs at Cornell University Law School. Jan. 25-27.

Simson holds a B.A. with highest honors and a J.D., both from Yale. During law school, he was editor of the Yale Law Journal. Simson clerked for Judge J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He previously taught at University of Texas Law School and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). At Cornell, Simson has also been the associate dean for faculty development. He specializes in Constitutional Law and Conflicts of Law.

Town Hall meeting: Jan. 26, time and location TBA.

--Professor Morgan Cloud, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University Law School. January 28-30.

Cloud earned a B.A. from Grinnell College, M.A. from the University of Iowa and a J.D. with honors from Cornell Law School. Cloud has been a visiting professor at the University of Konstanz (Germany), Central European University (Hungary), the University of Tennessee and the University of Iowa. He specializes in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Law.

Town Hall meeting: Jan. 29, time and location TBA.

--Professor Alfred Chueh-Chin Yen, professor of law at Boston College Law School. Feb. 1-3.

Yen holds a B.A. and a M.S. from Stanford and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Yen has been a visiting professor at the University of Arizona and is a former associate dean for academic affairs at B.C. He specializes in Copyright Law and Asians and the Law.

Town Hall meeting: Feb. 2, time and location TBA.

--Professor Carolyn C. Jones, professor of law at the University of Connecticut Law School, currently a visiting professor at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Feb. 4-6.

Jones earned a B.A. with highest distinction and a J.D. with high honors, both from the University of Iowa, and a LL.M. from Yale Law School. At UI, she was a member of the Iowa Law Review staff. Jones has previously been a professor at St. Louis University and a visiting professor at University of Exeter, Washington University and the University of Iowa. She is a former associate dean for academic affairs at Connecticut. She specializes in Tax Law.

Town Hall meeting: Feb. 5, date and time TBA.

--Professor Maureen A. O'Rourke, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University Law School. Feb. 9-11.

O'Rourke holds a B.S. with highest honors from Marist College and a J.D. with honors in all courses from Yale Law School. She has been a visiting professor at University of Victoria, Columbia, and La Trobe (Australia) as well as a former associate dean for administration at B.U. O'Rourke specializes in Copyright Law.

Town Hall meeting: Feb. 10, date and time TBA.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu; Program: Adrien Wing, 319-335-9129 (office); 319-621-7674 (cell), adrien-wing@uiowa.edu