Professor named dean of law school

College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley appointed current law professor Davison M. Douglas as the next dean of the College of William and Mary School of Law.

Douglas, the current Arthur B. Hanson professor of law, has taught at the College since 1990 and directed the College’s Institute of Bill of Rights from 1997-2004.

“In my judgement, Dave Douglas will be one of the truly great deans in the long history of the country’s oldest law school,” Reveley said.

The position of dean has been officially vacant since Reveley’s appointment as College president in February 2008.

Chancellor professor of law Lynda Butler has served as the interim since Reveley’s selection.

The College’s Board of Visitors is set to confirm Douglas at their April meeting.

He will take office July 1.


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