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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Ducks seek new law dean

Oregon_law_school The University of Oregon is looking for a new dean for its law school.  They're looking for somebody who is "a new leader" who will "continue a tradition of excellence in education, scholarship and public service."

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                       Dean, School of Law
                         University of Oregon

The University of Oregon School of Law, now in its 121st year as the only program of public legal education in the state, seeks a new leader to continue a tradition of excellence in education, scholarship and public service.  It now invites applications and nominations for Dean, who will hold an endowed chair at the rank of full professor and will serve as the School's chief academic  and administrative officer.  He or she will lead a diverse, dedicated faculty of outstanding teachers and nationally prominent scholars.

The School of Law is located on the Eugene campus of the UO, housed in a 138,000 square-foot facility completed in 1999 and hailed as one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced in the nation.  The School has six clinics and four nationally recognized centers of excellence in environmental and natural resources law, dispute resolution, law and entrepreneurship, and public interest law.  It also hosts and has a strong relationship with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.  The School of Law is publisher of three major journals:  Oregon Law Review, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and Oregon Review of International Law.

Through its programs in Portland, the School of Law provides a number of major conferences, CLE offerings and an active system of externships.   School enrollment for the 2004-05 academic year was approximately 530.  There are 33 full-time and 30 part-time faculty,  with a strong support staff.  Administrative expertise includes three associate deans, four assistant deans and two directors.  The new Dean will have outstanding academic credentials and will bring to the position superior leadership abilities, excellent fundraising and administrative aptitudes, and a vision of the importance of public legal education.  He or she will be committed to collaborative decision-making and to diversity throughout the School of Law community.

One of only 31 public institutions invited to join the Association of American Universities, the University of Oregon is a major research university with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students.  Its 250-acre campus is located in Eugene's Willamette Valley, only an hour's drive west to the Pacific Ocean or East to the Cascade Mountains.  The University has a College of Arts and Sciences and six professional schools:  Architecture and Allied Arts, Business, Education, Journalism and Communication, Music, and Law.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages applications from, and nominations of, women, minorities and persons with disabilities.  Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse learning and working environment are encouraged to apply.   Starting date is expected to be between January 1, 2006 and July 1, 2006, depending on the successful candidate's availability.  Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons are invited to visit the School's comprehensive website at for more information about the School of Law.  Application materials should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.  Please direct inquiries, nominations and applications to:

Professor Duncan McDonald, Chair (E-mail)
Law Dean Search
207 Johnson Hall
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403-1245
Tel. 541-346-3081, fax 541-346-2023

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