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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Jane Aiken Steps Down As Dean After Three Years; Wake Forest Names Notre Dame's Nell Newton Interim Dean

Wake Forest News, Jane Aiken Announces Plans to Step Away as WFU School of Law Dean; University of Notre Dame Law Professor Nell Jessup Newton Named Interim Dean:

Wake Forest Law School (2016)After three years of dedicated service to Wake Forest University, Jane Aiken will step away from her role as Dean of the School of Law on July 31.

Aiken will take a research leave to work on issues of the criminalization of the exercise of reproductive rights as consulting counsel with National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Following her research leave, Aiken plans to return to the faculty as a University Professor. ...

Nell Jessup Newton, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been named interim dean and will begin August 1.

Newton is a distinguished lawyer, legal scholar and educator with more than 20 years of leadership experience in legal education. She served as dean at the Notre Dame Law School from 2009 to 2019. ... For the 2021-2022 academic year, Newton served as interim dean at University of Miami School of Law.

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