Chicago's professional schools will have new leaders at the
helm this fall. Saul Levmore, the William B. Graham professor
of law, will become dean of the Law School on July 1, replacing
Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall distinguished service
professor, who has served as interim dean since February.
joined the Chicago faculty in 1998 from the University of
Virginia, where he was the Albert Clark Tate, Jr. research
professor and the Brokaw professor of corporate law. With
a B.A. from Columbia University and both a Ph.D. in economics
and a J.D. from Yale University, Levmore has been a visiting
professor at Yale, Harvard, Toronto, Michigan, Northwestern,
and, in 1993, Chicago.
has written more than 50 articles on torts, corporate law,
comparative law, nonprofit organizations, and public choice.
In 2000 he was one of seven Chicago scholars elected to the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Hyde Park
with his wife, Julie Roin, also a professor of law at Chicago,
and their sons, Nathaniel and Eliot, who attend the Chicago
Edward A. Snyder, AM'78, PhD'84, currently dean and the Charles
C. Abbott professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business
Administration at the University of Virginia, has been named
the dean of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
September 1 Snyder will succeed Robert S. Hamada, the Edward
Eagle Brown distinguished service professor of finance, who
is completing his eighth year as dean. Hamada, who announced
his intention to step down last year, will remain a member
of the GSB faculty ("Chicago Journal," February/01).
earning a master's in public policy and while completing his
Ph.D. in economics, Snyder joined the University of Michigan
Business School faculty in 1982. In 1991 he came to Chicago
to spend two years as visiting associate professor before
returning to Michigan, where he was senior associate dean
of its business school when he accepted the deanship at Virginia
is the coauthor of Crisis Resolution in the Thrift Industry
and has written widely on industrial organization, law
and economics, antitrust economics, and financial institutions.
At Chicago, he and his wife, Kimberly, and their three children-Alison,
12; Jeffrey, 10; and Kevin, 6-plan to live in Hyde Park.-C.S.