William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law Above the Law blog.jpgMaybe William & Mary School of Law administrators were checking in on the ATL Idol competition over the summer. The Law School Dean Search Committee’s methods for choosing a new dean sure sound familiar:

Hi. After vetting well over 100 candidates and conducting ‘airport’ interviews over two weekends (one in DC, the other here in Williamsburg), the Law School dean search committee has chosen 5 finalists who will be coming to campus for interviews over the next 6 weeks. There may be a 6th candidate, but that has not yet been determined.

Hey, ATL Idol turned out well enough (didn’t it?). Why shouldn’t William & Mary law students have a more active role in choosing the new dean? They at least deserve a chance to meet the candidates.

Students will have the opportunity to meet each candidate in a ‘town hall’ (large group, question & answer) setting. We will provide dates and times as schedules crystallize.

Check out the list of W&M Law Dean finalists after the jump.

WILLIAM & MARY SCHOOL OF LAW — MEMORANDUM — LAW SCHOOL DEAN SEARCH

Hi. After vetting well over 100 candidates and conducting ‘airport’ interviews over two weekends (one in DC, the other here in Williamsburg), the Law School dean search committee has chosen 5 finalists who will be coming to campus for interviews over the next 6 weeks. There may be a 6th candidate, but that has not yet been determined.

Here are the 5 finalists, along with the dates that they will interview:

(1) Linda Mullenix, Texas Law: [Redacted]

(2) Ronald Cass, formerly Dean at Boston University Law (until 2004): [Redacted]

(3) Wendy Perdue, Georgetown Law: [Redacted]

(4) Dave Douglas, William & Mary Law: [Redacted]

(5) Frank Alexander, Emory Law: [Redacted]

Students will have the opportunity to meet each candidate in a ‘town hall’ (large group, question & answer) setting. We will provide dates and times as schedules crystallize. If you have any questions about the process, please share them with Eric Kades, chair of the search committee.

Thanks,

Law School Dean Search Committee

UPDATE: The deanship ultimately went to Davison Douglas. Congratulations, Dean Douglas!

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