Interim dean at St. Thomas School of Law

MINNEAPOLIS - Neil Hamilton, professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Law and founding director of its Thomas Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, has been named interim dean of the law school.

He will begin the position in May when Thomas Mengler, dean for the past 10 years, becomes president of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

A search committee for a permanent dean for the law school hopes to have a candidate in place this fall. Hamilton said he does not wish to be considered for the position.

Hamilton joined St. Thomas' School of Law as a founding faculty member in 2001 and served as associate dean for academic affairs before becoming the Holloran Center's director.

He has taught a required course in professional responsibility and an ethics seminar for 25 years. At St. Thomas he created the first ethical leadership course, which he co-teaches. He has also taught courses in administrative law, business ethics, antitrust, regulated industries, banking, business organizations, contracts and civil procedures.

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