Friday, April 07, 2006

USC School of Law has a new Dean: Jack Pratt

According to this from WIS, University of Notre Dame law professor Walter "Jack" Pratt will begin at the school on July first.

His bio from Notre Dame can be found here. A copy of his CV is available at this link.

Pratt specializes in legal history and has several publications with the South Carolina Law Review and the University of South Carolina Press.

For those of you interested in his scholarship, here are a couple of links to his books:

The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White, 1910-1921

Privacy in Britain

A native of Jackson Mississippi, Professor Pratt joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School in 1986 as an associate professor of law and became a full professor in 1998. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1968, as a Rhodes Scholar earned his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1974, and earned his J.D. from Yale in 1977, where he served as the articles and book review editor for the Yale Law Journal. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has served as executive associate dean (1999-2005), co-director of the Notre Dame London Law Centre (1988-89), associate dean for academic affairs (1991-98), and faculty advisor to the moot court program (1990-98). He clerked for the Honorable Charles Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1977-78), and for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger (1978-79). He taught at Duke University as an assistant professor (1979-82) and associate professor of law (1982-86), and held a visiting associate professorship of law at Brigham Young University (1984-85). While on a research leave for the 1998-99 academic year, he studied Irish legal history at the law department of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

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