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Law Center Dean Search Update March 12, 2014

Dear UH Students, Faculty and Staff:

I am pleased to announce the final candidates for the position of Dean of the University of Houston Law Center. The Search Committee is chaired by Dona Cornell, Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. The committee was assisted by the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. I thank the Search Committee members for their time and expertise.

Leonard Baynes
St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York
Professor of Law & Inaugural Director
The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development 

Michael Cahill
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
Vice Dean

Danielle Holley-Walker
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia South Carolina
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Law Distinguished Professor of Education Law

Maria Pabon Lopez
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Professor of Law 

Lawrence Ponoroff
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Samuel M. Fegtly Chair in Commercial Law
Dean, 2009-2012 

Melanie Wilson
University of Kansas, School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor 

Each finalist will visit the Law Center in the coming weeks to meet with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the University of Houston Law Center community. On-site interviews with each candidate will be scheduled starting the week of March 17. For more information, please visit the Law Center's website.

Paula Myrick Short
Provost