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image: Campus NewsNew deans at GSB and Law

Two of 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.

Levmore 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.

Levmore 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 Laboratory Schools.
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.

On 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).

After 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 in 1998.

Snyder 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.


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