Campus News - January 28, 2002

Open forums begin this week for five law dean candidates

Open forums have been scheduled for five finalists for the position of UNM School of Law dean, announced UNM Provost Brian Foster today. Foster complimented the search committee for its efforts to produce an excellent pool of candidates.

The forums will be held from 9 -10 a.m. in the law school, room 2401, as follows:

- Tuesday, Jan. 29: Thomas F. Guernsey
- Friday, Feb. 1: Suellyn Scarnecchia
- Tuesday, Feb. 5: Donald N. Zillman
- Thursday, Feb. 14: Alfred D. Mathewson
- Tuesday, Feb. 19: Fred R. Harris

Thomas F. Guernsey, dean and professor of law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Il, 1996 to present, has also served as the University's interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1999-'00.

Suellyn Scarnecchia, clinical professor of law, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, also serves as the University's associate dean for Clinical Affairs. She was the University's associate dean for Law School Administration, 1999-'01.

Donald N. Zillman, Edward Godfrey professor of law, University of Maine School of Law, since 1991, served as the University's interim provost and academic vice president, 1999-'00, and law dean, 1991-'98.

Alfred D. Mathewson, associate dean for Academic Affairs, UNM School of Law, since 1997, has taught in the school since 1989.

Fred R. Harris, professor of political science, UNM Political Science Department, since 1977, also directed the Institute for Public Policy, 1985-'87.

Robert J. Desiderio, dean of the UNM School of Law for the past four years, will resign effective June 30, 2002, announced UNM Provost Brian Foster this past July.

More information on the candidates is available on the News Release http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/January14lawdean.htm.

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