Wednesday, April 19, 2006
In what may be a first, the North Carolina dean search committee has released MP3 files of the job talks made by the three dean candidates to have made campus visits thus far:
The fourth candidate, Boston University Interim Dean Maureen O'Rourke, will visit UNC on May 1-2.
The committee explained the state of the search:
The committee consulted with the law school faculty and staff after Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and Teresa Roseborough withdrew as candidates in early March. Professor Davison Douglas (William & Mary) remains a viable candidate, but we decided to consider other strong candidates who also might be available and interested. The committee received more than 40 nominations -- most had not been nominated in the first round of the search. Each person was contacted and the committee conducted telephone interviews with eight candidates. The following four people emerged as the strongest candidates going forward.