The Next Dean of the Law School at Southern Methodist University

jennifer-collinsJennifer M. Collins has been selected as the next Judge James Noel Dean of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She will take on her new duties on July 1, 2014.

Professor Collins currently serves as on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also vice provost at Wake Forest University.

Collins is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Dorothy W. Nelson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She served as a U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., from 1994 to 2002. The last six years, she was a prosecuting attorney in the homicide division.

Professor Collins is the co-author of Privilege or Punish? Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties (Oxford University Press, 2009).

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