Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist.
Larry Sager, John Jeffers Research Chair in Law and Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, resigned his post as dean effective December 9, 2011. A search for the next dean of the University of Texas School of Law is currently underway. Stefanie Lindquist, A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law and, previously, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been appointed interim dean.