Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Continuing the stunning series of developments over the past week at Washington & Lee Law School (links below):
Brant Hellwig Named Next Dean of W&L Law:
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.
Hellwig succeeds Nora V. Demleitner, who announced earlier this week she would step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Hellwig joined the W&L law school faculty in 2012. He teaches a variety of tax courses, including Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Partnership Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Estate and Gift Taxation. His scholarship in the field is similarly broad, ranging from the income tax treatment of deferred compensation arrangements to the estate tax treatment of closely held business entities employed as trust substitutes.
Update: Above the Law, Formerly Top 30 Law School Enters Full-On Meltdown