The Office of the Provost at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is happy to announce that Dr. Eric Mitnick has been appointed the Interim Dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, where he has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2014. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for six years and played a leadership role in moving that Law School through both the ABA and the AALS accreditation process. Dr. Mitnick will begin his appointment on July 1, 2016.
Professor Mitnick received his A.B. from Cornell University; his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in the fields of Public Law, Political Theory, and American Politics. He also practiced law from 1991-1995, a fact extremely important to the School of Law as it seeks to fulfill the goal of producing graduates who are ready for the practice of law. Professor Mitnick is an accomplished scholar in the areas of constitutional law, rights, socio-legal and multicultural theory and is author of the book, Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention: Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory (2006).
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Mitnick on this appointment.
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