Ward Farnsworth, an associate dean at Boston University School of Law, will take over as dean of the University of Texas School of Law on June 1.
"He has really the whole package," said University of Texas President Bill Powers, praising Farnsworth's experience as an administrator, scholar and teacher.
"He's young and very energetic, and I was extremely impressed with his vision for higher education and the law school, and every constituent group — students, alumni, faculty — were very enthusiastic about him," Powers said.
Farnsworth, who clerked for Richard Posner on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...