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School of Law Faculty Meetings Announced: February 6, 2017

Published February 6, 2017

Dear UB School of Law Faculty,

As I’m sure most of you know, we have five outstanding finalists for the dean of the School of Law coming to UB for on campus visits on February 9, 10, 16, 17, and 27. We would like to invite you to participate in a number of open sessions with the candidates in order to hear about their vision for the Law School, as well as provide an opportunity for questions and open dialogue.

Invitation to faculty only sessions

Faculty only sessions with the finalists are scheduled for the following times and locations:

  • Thursday, February 9; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 110 Capen Hall (Inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library)
  • Friday, February 10; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 109 Capen Hall (Inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library)
  • Thursday, February 16; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 109 Capen Hall (Inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library)
  • Friday, February 17; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 109 Capen Hall (Inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library)
  • Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in 567 Capen Hall

There are also public forums with the finalists scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on each of the visit dates in The Francis M. Letro Courtroom, 113 O’Brian Hall, North Campus.

At these sessions, the candidates will offer an opening statement of their vision for UB’s School of Law, as well as their interest in and qualifications for the dean’s position. Following the opening statement, there will be time for questions and conversation with the finalists.

The open sessions for each candidate will be webcast on live stream. The links to the webcasts will be available on the password protected page of the search website on the morning of each open session. An archive capture of each session will remain available on line until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

Invitation to post visit listening sessions

As the search for the position of the dean of the School of Law comes to a close, the search committee would like to take the opportunity to gather feedback on the finalists. Two post visit listening sessions have been scheduled, one open to the campus community and one for Law faculty only.

The listening sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 28; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., The Francis M. Letro Courtroom, 113 O’Brian Hall (faculty only)
  • Wednesday, March 1; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., The Francis M. Letro Courtroom, 113 O’Brian Hall (open to the campus community)

Search committee seeks campus input

The search committee for the dean of the School of Law and UB’s senior leadership value input from members of the campus and extended UB community. Please take the time to complete and submit a feedback survey on as many of the candidates as your time and knowledge allow. Feedback surveys for each of the five candidates will be available here beginning the first day of their campus visits.

The compiled input from the listening sessions and surveys will be provided to the members of UB's senior leadership team who will make the final hiring decision for the new dean. To ensure timely consideration of your feedback, please submit your feedback by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

Thank you for your interest and participation in the search for the new dean of UB’s School of Law. Additional information and updates about the search are always available at the search website.

Sincerely,

Paul Tesluk, Dean of the School of Management

Chair, School of Law Dean Search Committee