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FSU Names New College of Law Dean

Erin O'Hara O'Connor is the new dean of the FSU College of Law
Florida State University College of Law

Florida State University has named Erin O’Hara O’Connor as dean of the College of Law. She succeeds Donald Weidner, who announced his retired earlier this year.

O'Connor comes to Florida State University from Vanderbilt University where she served as professor of law and director of graduate studies for Vanderbilt's law school. In a statement announcing her appointment, O'Connor says she is excited to join Florida State.

“FSU’s law school has incredibly strong fundamentals, including a top 25 law school faculty, an energetic, national award-winning student body, a hard-working and creative staff, and one of the nation’s most dedicated and generous alumni communities,” she said. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to help lead this impressive institution. 

At Vanderbilt, O’Connor served as director of the Law and Human Behavior Program, associate dean for academic affairs, and professor of Law.

She's also held positions at Northwestern University, Georgetown University ,George Mason University,  Clemson University and University of Chicago Law School.

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