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Burley B. Mitchell Jr., retired chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has been announced as the sixth member of the Board of Advisors at the Charlotte School of Law. The board currently has six members. Mitchell served as the chief justice of the court from 1995 until 1999 and was an associate justice of the court for the 13 years prior. He is currently a member of Womble Gayle’s government relations practice group and a member of the North Carolina State University’s board of trustees. Mary Jo Wiggins has been named associate dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, where she has been a professor of law since 1990. Her teaching and writing has focused on the areas of property, bankruptcy, race and legal theory. Wiggins is a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, a leading publication in the field. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist appointed her to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy, the national policymaking body of the federal courts. New York Law School Professor Karen Gross has been named president of Southern Vermont College. The appointment was announced at the college’s board of trustees meeting on July 14. Over her 20-year tenure at NYLS, with which she will continue her affiliation and return to teach periodically, Gross taught courses in consumer finance, contracts and commercial law. She was also the director of the school’s economic literacy consortium, in addition to being the co-founder and former president of the Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education. Robert K. Walsh, dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, hasannounced that he will be retiring as dean next summer after 18 years in theposition. He will remain at the school as a full-time professor of law.During Walsh1s time as dean, the school moved into the Worrell ProfessionalCenter for Law and Management, opened the Legal Clinic for the Elderly andbegan a Master of Laws program for international students. He has been avice president of the North Carolina Bar Association and was the chairpersonof the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions tothe Bar in 2000. William H. Lash III, a professor at the George Mason University School ofLaw, killed himself and his 12-year-old son in an apparent murder-suicide onthe night of July 14. He returned to the faculty at the school in the fallof 2005 after serving as the Assistant Secretary for Market Access andCompliance in the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2001 until 2005. Heoriginally joined the faculty at George Mason in 1994 after teaching at St.Louis University and Western New England College. Lash was previously asenior associate in the litigation department of Fried, Frank, Harris,Shriver & Jacobson in Washington and counsel to the U.S. International TradeCommission. 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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