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April 2007

Finalists Selected in LSU Law Chancellor Search
April 27, 2007

BATON ROUGE–A search committee Thursday selected three finalists to become the next chancellor of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Meeting in Baton Rouge, committee members voted to nominate Eric Chiapinelli, law professor and associate dean for alumni and professional relations at the Seattle University School of Law; Michael Krauss, law professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Va.; and Jack Weiss, a partner in the New York law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. The three were the only candidates among six semifinalists to draw votes from committee members.

“All three finalists are quite qualified to be chancellor of the law school and the board is going to have a tough decision to make,” said U.S. District Court Judge Tom Stagg, chairman of the search committee composed of law school faculty and students as well as two federal judges, an associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and a number of the...

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John Valery White Selected as Next Dean of Boyd School of Law
April 2, 2007


LAS VEGAS – UNLV President David Ashley is pleased to announce that John Valery White, professor of law at Louisiana State University, has been selected as the next dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law, effective July 1, 2007 (subject to approval by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents).

“John White is a dynamic and accomplished legal scholar, and I believe his vision and ambition make him a superb choice to lead the Boyd School of Law into its second decade,” said UNLV President David B. Ashley.

White’s research interests have focused on the emergence of civil rights law and its role in addressing the social legacy of the Jim Crow period. His recent work concentrated on how globalization and migration complicate civil rights protection. White has written extensively about civil rights law, with numerous articles, book chapters, and scholarly presentations to his name. A recent article, “The Persistence of Race Politics and the...

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