UNM announces transition in law school leadership

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April 29, 2015

Herring to remain as tenured faculty member

Albuquerque, NM – University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President Chaouki Abdallah announced that UNM School of Law Dean David Herring will step down effective July 1, 2015.

Herring will remain at UNM as a valued and tenured member of the law school faculty when his term as dean ends.

“I welcome David’s continued contributions on behalf of the law school and the University as he has indicated to me how much he is looking forward to developing further his scholarship and teaching,” Abdallah said.

A limited, competitive search for a permanent Dean of the School of Law will be initiated immediately with the goal of hiring a new dean by July 1, 2015. As such, applicants will be limited to senior UNM School of Law faculty.

Given the dean’s multiple roles, including participation on judicial selection and the Judicial Compensation Committee, input will be sought from leaders from within the law school community comprised of its faculty, alumni, students, staff and friends of the Law School as well as leaders in the law community.

About the University of New Mexico School of Law

The UNM School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) program and certificates in Indian Law and in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. New Mexico’s only law school offers a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio and is known nationwide for its pioneering, required Clinical Law Program. Frequently rated as one of the most popular and most diverse law schools in the country, the UNM Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).


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