Paul L. Caron

Monday, July 12, 2021

Miami Law Community Seeks Answers On Firing Of Tony Varona As Acting Dean Takes Over

Following up on my previous posts (links below):  The Miami Hurricane, UM Law Community Seeks Answers on Fired Dean as Transitional Replacement Takes Over:

Miami Law (2020)Alumni, students and faculty concerned with the lack of explanation behind University of Miami President Julio Frenk’s decision to fire UM School of Law Dean Anthony Varona continue to push the university for answers, despite widespread support for his transitional replacement.

Following the July 1 appointment of acting Dean Stephen J. Schnably, a respected, long-time professor at UM law, faculty members released another letter criticizing Frenk’s firing of Varona and demanding answers. ...

After Frenk announced Varona’s firing, support for the dean was immediate. Over the past month, faculty groups, prominent alumni, national law groups and elected officials have emailed Frenk to demand transparency and criticize the manner in which he fired Varona. On May 27, the faculty senate unanimously passed a resolution denouncing the decision. ...

In the face of public criticism for his handling of the firing and outspoken support for Varona, Frenk has made no public statements, declined to speak with the media and doubled down on his decision to fire Varona.

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