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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hari Osofsky (Minnesota) Named Dean At Penn State After Failed Search Last Year

HariFollowing up on my previous post, Penn State Law Faculty 'Discontent' Amidst Failed Dean Search, Two Year 'Downward Descent (From #51) Into Rankings Oblivion (#86)':  Press Release, New Dean Named for Penn State Law and School of International Affairs:

A leading scholar of and contributor to public policy work on energy transition and climate change has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA) at University Park beginning July 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

Hari M. Osofsky, the Robins Kaplan Professor of Law, faculty director of the Energy Transition Lab and director of the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science and Technology, all at the University of Minnesota Law School, was the successful candidate following a national search. ...

Penn State Law is Penn State‚Äôs law school on the University Park campus. Since August 2013, both Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs have been under the leadership of James W. Houck, retired vice admiral of the U.S. Navy and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence, who has been serving in an interim capacity. During that time, Penn State implemented a change, shifting its unified two-campus law school into two separately accredited schools. Houck initially served as interim dean over the single law school.

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