By Jason Rantanen
It’s an exciting time for Iowa Law–we have some phenomenal junior faculty members who joined us this past fall and, as of Tuesday, we have a new dean. Kevin Washburn, Regents Professor of Law and former dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, will be joining the Iowa College of Law as its 18th dean in mid-June.
Dean Washburn has an amazing professional history, including serving as the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs from 2012-2016 (a position for which he was confirmed unanimously by the Senate), an AUSA in the violent crimes section of the Department of Justice, and General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission. I’m ecstatic about the provost’s selection of dean Washburn and am looking forward to seeing where he leads Iowa Law.
You can read more at the University’s press release: https://now.uiowa.edu/2018/03/university-iowa-names-new-dean-college-law