Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Mitchell Hamline Law School Dean To Step Down After Four Years To 'Focus On His Own Well-Being'

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Dean of Mitchell Hamline Law School to Step Down in 2024:

NiedwieckiThe dean of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law plans to step down when his contract expires in June 2024.

Anthony Niedwiecki, who has helmed the St. Paul law school since July 2020, said in a note to alumni on Monday that his decision was driven by the need to focus on his own well-being.

“My husband Waymon and I took stock recently when we celebrated our 20th anniversary, looking at the health issues we’ve both had in recent years as well as our quality of life,” Niedwiecki wrote. “I realized I love serving as president and dean but feel like the all-consuming focus it demands is no longer what’s best for my family and me.”

Niedwiecki, who informed the school’s faculty and staff of his decision last week, said he plans to return to Mitchell Hamline as a full-time professor after a sabbatical. ...

Niedwiecki, who is Mitchell Hamline’s first openly LGBTQ dean, has spent 25 years in legal education. He came Mitchell Hamline from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where he had served as dean for three years.

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