The first dean candidate for the School of Law, Elizabeth Weeks, will be holding an open forum for the campus community today, Monday, October 23rd. The forum will take place at 3 p.m. in the E.J. Ball Courtroom in the School of Law.
During the forum, Weeks will discuss the strengths and opportunities she sees for the School of Law. She will also highlight past experiences that have prepared her for this position, offer thoughts and commentary on trends in legal education and research, and provide insight on how she plans to advance the School of Law’s vision for the future. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
The campus community can attend the forum in person or virtually through Zoom using the provided information. A recording of the presentation will be available within 24 hours for those unable to attend in person.
U of A faculty and staff can provide their feedback on the first dean candidate by completing an evaluation form, with the deadline to submit feedback being Monday, November 6th.
Elizabeth Weeks currently serves as the associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Georgia and holds the rank of professor and Charles H. Kirbo Chair in Law. Her teaching and research focus on torts, health law, healthcare financing and regulation, and public health law.
Weeks has held various academic positions, including associate dean for faculty development at the University of Georgia School of Law and director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law. She has also been a faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Law and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
For more information about Elizabeth Weeks, you can view her curriculum vitae or visit the School of Law dean search website.
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