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University Announces Search Committee for New School of Law Dean

Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, senior chief academic research officer and senior vice president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has announced the members of the committee that will lead the national search for a new dean of the University's Francis King Carey School of Law.

The committee includes faculty and staff recommended by their colleagues at the law school, distinguished graduates, and members of the legal and academic communities.

UM Carey Law's current dean, Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM, shown in the photo above, announced in June that after five years of service, she will step down to return to the faculty at the end of the academic year.

The search for a new dean will be an engaged, inclusive process, Jarrell said, and members of the law school community are encouraged to share their views with any search committee member. The University has engaged executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist it, Jarrell noted, and said he hopes the committee will conclude its work by March 2014.

Members of the search committee are:

Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW (Committee Chair)
Dean of the School of Social Work and Professor

Barbara Gontrum, JD, MS (Committee Co-Chair)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UM Carey Law

The Honorable Sally Denison Adkins, JD '75
Maryland Court of Appeals

Richard Boldt, JD

Professor of Law, UM Carey Law

Christine Edwards, JD '83
Partner, Winston & Strawn and
Chair, UM Carey Law Board of Visitors

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg
Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Dispute Resolution, UM Carey Law

Wandaly Fernandez
Third-year student and 3D Class President, UM Carey Law

Larry Gibson, LLB

Professor of Law, UM Carey Law

Michele Hayes, JD, LLM
Director of Admissions and Student Recruiting, UM Carey Law

The Honorable Marcella Holland, JD '83
Circuit Administrative Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit
Chair, Placement Committee, UM Carey Law Board of Visitors

Lee Kovarsky, JD

Associate Professor of Law, UM Carey Law

Thomas B. Lewis, JD '76
Partner, Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
Chair, Planning Committee, UM Carey Law Board of Visitors

Russell McClain, JD '95
Assistant Professor and Director, Academic Achievement Program, UM Carey Law

Frank Pasquale, JD, MPhil
Professor of Law, UM Carey Law

Ann G. Wylie, PhD

Former Senior Vice President and Provost, University of Maryland College Park

William T. Wood '66

Wood Law Offices, LLC
Member, University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Board of Trustees

Established in 1824, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is the third-oldest law school in the nation. Its outstanding faculty, innovative programs, and diverse and talented study body make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. UM Carey Law is an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community. It is located with five other professional schools on the University of Maryland, Baltimore's 71-acre research and technology complex in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

Posting Date: 10/10/2013
Contact Name: Gynene Sullivan
Contact Phone: 410-706-2012
Contact Email: gsullivan@law.umaryland.edu