NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (Reuters) - New York Law School announced
on Thursday that its board of trustees had named Carol Buckler
as interim dean of the law school.
Buckler began serving in her new position on Jan. 1
following the departure of Richard Matasar. She will remain
interim dean until the school appoints a new dean, the school
said in a press release.
A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School,
Buckler has served as associate dean for academic affairs of
New York Law School since 2007. Before that, she was the law
school's first associate dean for professional development,
overseeing the offices of student life, career services, and
public interest and community service.
Buckler began teaching at New York Law School in 1991. Along
with other courses, she taught a civil and human rights clinic
and worked with the law school's center on ethics.
"I am honored to be leading the Law School during this time
of transition," Buckler said in a statement. "I look forward to
working with students, faculty, staff, and alumni on furthering
the Law School's mission."
Richard Matasar, who had been dean since 2000, stepped down
from his position this month to become vice president for
university enterprise initiatives at New York University School
The law school's 11-member search committee is working with
a search firm to find and appoint the next dean.
(Reporting by Moira Herbst)
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