Fischel to step down from Law School deanshipDaniel Fischel, the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor in the Law School, has announced that for personal reasons he will step down from his position as Dean of the Law School June 30, or earlier if a successor has been named.
In response, President Randel sent to Deans and Officers a statement that read:
Dan Fischel has for years made substantial contributions to the Law School as a faculty member, and for the last two years he has done even more as its Dean. From his recruitment and support of outstanding young scholars to his work to secure more support for the school from its alumni and friends, he has in a short time measurably strengthened an already outstanding institution. For that reason, his decision to step down after two and one-half years is one that we accept with genuine regret. We are grateful that he will stay on during the search for his successor. We are also grateful for the work he has done as Dean, and we look forward to his continuing contributions as a faculty member to the schools teaching and research.
At a regularly scheduled meeting, faculty members are expected to elect a search committee to recommend a successor. They will then send to President Randel and Provost Geoffrey Stone the names of one or more nominees.