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Washburn dean moves to Chase Dennis Honabach, dean of the Washburn University School of Law, in Topeka, Kan., has taken the dean’s position at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Honabach, a Yale Law School graduate, served as dean at Washburn since 2001 and helped develop the school’s Business and Transactional Law Center. His scholarship focuses on employment law, corporations and toxic tort law. U of Arkansas has new deanCynthia Nance is set to become the new dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law on July 1. Nance, who joined the law school in 1994, focuses her scholarship on labor law. She received a juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. Nance replaces Richard Atkinson, who died in August 2005. Yale Law School hires professor Tracey Meares, the director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School, will join Yale Law School in January.Meares, a graduate of Chicago law school, focuses her research and teaching on criminal procedure and law policy, with a special emphasis on empirical investigation. Meares currently holds an appointment as a senior fellow with the American Bar Foundation. A gift to Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Law Center has received a $600,000 donation from the founder of Millennium Import, producers of top-shelf vodkas, on behalf of a partner with Reed Smith in New York. The school received the gift after Millennium founder Edward Jay Phillips announced that he was giving Reed Smith partner Douglas J. Wood a $750,000 gift to Wood�s favorite charities. Phillips notified Wood that he was making the gift as thanks to the attorney for outstanding legal services he had provided during the last 10 years.Millennium Import produces Belvedere and Chopin vodkas. The school in Concorde, NH, will use the gift to create scholarships for second- and third-year students. Law School Movers is compiled and written by Leigh Jones. Please send material to her at The National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016, or [email protected].

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