Friday, June 10, 2005
We at Cincinnati are thrilled that Lou Bilionis, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at North Carolina, has been named our next dean (subject to approval by the university's board of trustees). From the provost's memo announcing Lou's appointment:
Professor Bilionis has amassed a distinguished publication record as a noted scholar and teacher in the fields of constitutional and criminal law and theory. As noted by his former dean of ten years, Professor Bilionis is "a scholar's scholar and a teacher's teacher." The College of Law and the University are at an important juncture. Professor Bilionis will bring to the deanship a keen vision of the College's abundant opportunities for advancement especially as the University pursues the UC|21 agenda. The quality of the College's faculty and its deep, abiding commitment to scholarly excellence and quality instruction were highly attractive to him. He will work tirelessly to promote the College's advancement.
We are also excited that Lou's wife, Ann Hubbard, will be joining the faculty as Professor of Law. Ann, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia M Wald, is a distinguished legal scholar and teacher in the areas of disability law, employment discrimination, and contracts.