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KU law dean among finalists for job at University of Iowa

December 16, 2009


Kansas University’s law dean is one of five finalists for a similar position at the University of Iowa.

Gail B. Agrawal has been the dean of KU’s law school since 2006, when she arrived from the University of North Carolina.

If Agrawal were to leave, it would create the third vacant dean position on the KU campus, as university officials are already seeking a dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a dean of the School of Music.

The other four finalists for the position include Gregory Mark, a professor of law and associate dean for institutional planning at Rutgers Law School; Nicholas W. Allard, partner and co-chair of the public policy and administrative law department at Patton Boggs, LLP, in Washington; Vikram Amar, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California, Davis, School of Law; and Linda Greene, Evjue-Bascom professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The last of the finalist interviews for the position were scheduled for Tuesday.

Iowa’s law school ranked 26th in the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. KU’s is ranked 65th.


poppygirl 8 years, 6 months ago

unless KU offers her 2 million to stay !

JoRight 8 years, 6 months ago

Would be a good move for KU.

Seriously, if you've had the "pleasure" of meeting her, it's blatantly obvious why.

Evan Ridenour 8 years, 6 months ago

As someone who has had a plethora of interactions with her I wouldn't be sad to see her go. I also don't really believe she has done a good job leading the law school. Unfortunately because of my opinion I don't foresee Iowa hiring her...

Dan Matthews 8 years, 6 months ago

Wow. She sucks that bad? I had no idea....

Joseph Jarvis 8 years, 5 months ago

JoRight & Eride: What don't you like about her?

I'm a current law student & have dealt with her on a few issues. She's human just like everyone else. On the few issues I've raised, she's either been responsive/proactive or at least communicated the reasons for her differing position. I have no first-hand knowledge on how she interacts outside the school.

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