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Robert H. Klonoff, professor of law at the University of Missouri-KansasCity School of Law, will be the new dean of Lewis & Clark Law School,replacing James L. Huffman, who stepped down last summer. Lewis & Clark College President Thomas J. Hochstettler said the schoolwas impressed with Klonoff’s commitment to “working for equity in justice byengaging the legal community in public service,” which is one of the lawschool’s core values. While Klonoff worked as a senior partner for the D.C. Office of JonesDay, he served as chair of their pro bono program, administering andoverseeing all aspects of the program on behalf of all the firm’s attorneys. In 1998, he received the District of Columbia Bar’s Frederick B. AbramsonAward for Superior Service to the Community, based on his instrumental rolein establishing a free walk-in legal clinic for low income District ofColumbia residents. Prior to working at Jones Day, Klonoff clerked for John R.Brown, chief judge of the 5th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals.Klonoff’s other experience includes serving as an adjunct professor of lawat Georgetown University Law Center and as an assistant to the solicitorgeneral of the United States. David F. Levi, Chief U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District ofCalifornia, will be the next dean of Duke Law School, succeeding KatharineT. Bartlett on July 1, 2007. “Leaving the federal bench is a career choice of some magnitude, one Iwould not have considered unless I was convinced of the exceptional momentumof Duke Law School,” Levi said. Duke University Provost Peter Lange described Levi as “a leader withbroad intellectual interests and a thoughtful, academic temperament.” Hesaid Levi was universally praised during the search process for his wisdomand judgment, his substantial administrative experience — the EasternDistrict has the highest weighted caseload per federal judge in the nation– and his deep understanding of and connections within the legal community. Levi served as a chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules ofPractice and Procedure, and on numerous other legal rules and oversightpanels. He clerked for Judge Ben C. Duniway of the Ninth Circuit Court ofAppeals and then for U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell.Levi joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District ofCalifornia as a prosecutor in 1983 and was appointed U.S. Attorney for theEastern District in 1986. 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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