Verkuil named UM’s interim dean

first_img V erkuil named UM’s interim deanPaul R. Verkuil has been named interim dean for the University of Miami School of Law, replacing Dennis O. Lynch, who served as dean since 1999 and stepped down at the end of this academic year.Verkuil assumed the post August 1 and will serve for one year while the search for a permanent dean is resumed.Verkuil, senior counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and professor of law at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, served as dean of Cardozo law school from 1997 – 2001, where the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law was established in his honor. He also served as president of the College of William and Mary, dean of Tulane Law School, and president and CEO of the American Automobile Association. The U.S. Supreme Court appointed him special master in the case involving the sovereignty of Ellis Island: New Jersey v. New York. A life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the American Law Institute, Verkuil’s academic interests include government regulation and the protection of individual rights. He is a leading scholar of law and regulation and has published more than 65 articles in the field. His fourth book: Outsourcing Sovereignty: How Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do About It, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. Verkuil named UM’s interim dean August 15, 2008 Regular Newslast_img

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