The University of Maryland School of Law has appointed a Temple University
legal education leader and constitutional and tort law expert to serve as its
next dean, school officials announced Monday.
Phoebe Haddon will be the school's first black dean and the first black female
dean to lead a top-tier law school, according to law school spokesman Ed
She replaces Dean Karen H. Rothenberg, who is returning to the faculty after a
decade in that position.
Haddon, who holds degrees from Yale Law School and Smith College, graduated
from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the
Duquesne Law Review.
Haddon holds or has held positions in several legal education organizations,
including the Council of the American Bar Association Section on Legal
Education and Admission to the Bar, the Society of American Law Teachers and
the Association of American Law Schools.