Professors assume administrative roles
Several faculty members have assumed new leadership roles within the law school this academic year.
Associate Professor Paul Holland, who has been director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic for three years, has been named associate dean for academic affairs. He is responsible for the law school's academic program. Associate Professor Bryan Adamson will assume the role of interim director of the law clinic.
Holland joined the faculty in August 2004 and was named the director of the clinic in 2006. He was a visiting professor and deputy director in the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic and a clinical professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the University of Michigan School of Law. He received his B.A. from Harvard, his J.D. magna cum laude from NYU School of Law, and his LL.M. (Advocacy) from Georgetown University Law Center.
"Paul is an extraordinarily able administrator and a person of great integrity and good judgment," Interim Dean Annette Clark said. "He is a consummate professional and I am very grateful that he has agreed to take on this new role."
Margaret Chon, the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice is now associate dean for research and centers, responsible for leading the overall research and scholarship mission by faculty and the law school's centers of excellence.
Since joining the law school faculty in 1996, she has been a dedicated teacher as well as a prolific scholar in both intellectual property and critical race theory. She received an A.B. from Cornell University College of Arts and Science, a M.H.S.A. from University of Michigan School of Public Health and a J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School.
Associate Professors Lily Kahng and Jack Kirkwood were appointed associate deans for faculty development, responsible for advancing and supporting the professional development of each faculty member in teaching, scholarship and service.
Kahng joined the faculty in 2001 and is an expert in tax law. She received her A.B. from Princeton University, her J.D.from Columbia University School of Law and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.
Kirkwood is a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute and recognized expert in antitrust law. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006 and the Dean's Medal in 2007. He earned an A.B., magna cum laude from Yale University, an M.P.P., cum laude from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and a J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School.
As Holland transitions into his new position, Adamson will return to his previous role as clinic director. He joined the faculty in 2002 and was clinic director from 2002-2006. He has taught the Predatory Lending Clinic and a course in Mass Media Law and Policy.
He received his B.S. and bachelor of philosophy (Ph.B.) from Miami University (Ohio), an M.A. from Purdue University, and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (now Case Law). After several years of practice, Professor Adamson returned to Case Law as the assistant dean for student services and associate professor.
Professor Tayyab Mahmud, who completed a two-year term as associate dean for research and faculty development, is now the director of the Center for Global Justice. Mahmud was co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of SALT, the Board of Directors of Latina/o Critical Legal Studies, Inc. (LatCrit), and the National Steering Committee of the People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
His research is focused on the areas of comparative constitutional law, human rights, international law, legal history and legal theory. He eared a B.A. from University of the Punjab,l an M.Sc. (International Relations) from the University of Islamabad, an M.A. and Ph.D. (Political Science) from the University of Hawai'i and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.