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Vanderbilt University Law School’s Syverud named president of law deans association

Jan. 15, 2003, 2:02 PM

January 15, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kent D. Syverud, dean and Garner Anthony Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University Law School, was installed as president of the American Law Deans Association (ALDA) at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month.

ALDA is an organization of the deans of law schools in the United States that advocates on behalf of the deans on issues of accreditation, academics, admissions and other issues affecting legal education. Its membership includes about 110 deans of American Bar Association-accredited law schools from throughout the United States.

Syverud has just completed a two-year term as vice president of the organization. As president of ALDA, he succeeds Jeffrey Lehman, dean of the University of Michigan law school, who has just been named president of Cornell University.

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