By Shelby Brown–
Interim Provost Dale Billingsley announced Professor Lars Smith will serve as acting dean for Brandeis School of Law. Smith’s term will extend July 1 until Dec. 31. At that time, Colin Crawford takes over as permanent dean.
“I am grateful to Professor Smith for his willingness to take on this assignment and have every confidence that the school is in good hands as it transitions to the deanship of Colin Crawford beginning on Jan. 1, 2018,” Billingsley said.
Current interim law dean Susan Duncan says she and Smith are already working on making a smooth transition.
“I know Lars Smith very well as he has been a colleague of mine for at least 17 years,” Duncan said. “He will do a great job.”
Duncan’s candidacy for the full time position was removed in March. Duncan will serve as dean at University of Mississippi School of Law starting Aug. 1.
Smith is a Brandeis professor specializing in intellectual property, business and commercial law.
Updated April 28, 11:46 p.m.