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May 3, 2012

Temple prof appointed dean of law

William M. Carter Jr.

William M. Carter Jr.

Constitutional law scholar William M. Carter Jr. has been named dean of the School of Law, effective July 1.

A professor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, Carter also has served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned his law degree with high honors, was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as associate editor of the law review.

Carter also worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., offices of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and Ropes & Gray.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green State University.

In announcing the appointment April 25, Provost Patricia E. Beeson said: “Professor Carter’s vision for the School of Law is well matched to our overall vision for the University. He is committed to building the school in ways that will further enhance the scholarly contributions of our faculty, enable our students to be successful in their legal careers and engage the legal profession both locally and nationally.”

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, a former Pitt law dean, said: “Professor Carter is a highly regarded scholar and acclaimed teacher who also has earned the deep respect of his colleagues, which is reflected in the leadership positions he has held within the law faculties at both Temple and Case.”

Carter chaired the executive, faculty recruitment and selection, and faculty review committees at Temple and a special committee integrating lawyering skills into the curriculum at Case.

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