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|News and Announcements at Carolina Law|
New Dean Update from Search Committee Chair
You may have heard by now that
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky has declined Carolina's offer to be the next
dean of the School of Law. I deeply regret that this is the case,
but I also want to reassure everyone that we are moving forward.
Provost Shelton made an extraordinary offer that would have allowed the
next dean to do wonderful and important things, especially when combined
with other external support. In fact, I believe that the scope of
the offer from Provost Shelton is unprecedented at Carolina. It
represented a meaningful commitment to advancing the interests of the
Law School. Professor Chemerinsky ultimately decided that the
resources were not adequate to achieve his goals for the Law School.
I respect his good-faith decision, though I wish it had been different.
Now we move ahead in seeking to identify the next dean of the Law
School. The search committee will meet as soon as possible to plan
our next steps. We will not make any further recommendation to
Provost Shelton without additional input from the faculty and other
interested members of the Law School community. Please contact me
if you have any questions. These kinds of searches have their ups
and downs. I am committed to working with the committee to produce
a positive outcome for the Law School.