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KU’s law dean to step down

January 18, 2005


Kansas University's law school dean today announced he will step down and return to the law school faculty in August.

Stephen R. McAllister, dean of KU's School of Law, announced that he will step down on Aug. 15 from KU's nationally ranked law school. He has been dean since July 2000.

"I am very proud of what the school has accomplished during my tenure, especially our private fund raising, our renewed emphasis on alumni relations, and dramatic increases in the diversity of our student body, McAllister said.

Under McAllister's leadership, the school has raised more than $13 million during the university's KU First capital fund-raising campaign and increased its proportion of minority students to more than 20 percent, up from less than 10 percent only five years ago. The school has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 33rd among U.S. public law schools.

For more on this story, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and pick up a copy of Wednesday's Journal-World.

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