Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Recorder, Meet the 'Blog Emperor,' Pepperdine Law's New Dean:
Pepperdine University School of Law has chosen its next dean, and the name will sound familiar to anyone who keeps up with the legal blogosphere.
Paul Caron, founder of the popular TaxProf Blog and the Law Professor Blog, will take the reins of the Malibu law school on June 1. Caron has been on the Pepperdine faculty since 2013 and currently serves as the associate dean for research and faculty development. The tax law expert taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for 23 years before moving to Pepperdine.
Caron replaces former dean and Judge Deanell Tacha of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, who [is retiring June 1].
We caught up with Caron to discuss his goals for the law school, Pepperdine's recent dip in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, and what will become of his blog. His answers have been edited for length and clarity.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: