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Emory University School of Law has hired a King & Spalding lawyer as its assistant dean of academic affairs. Carolyn E. Wright, who graduated from Emory Law in 1992, was picked from about 125 applicants for the newly created post. Wright will help Dean Thomas C. Arthur and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs James B. Hughes Jr. with the school’s strategic plan. That will include work on the school’s budget, quality assurance and reports to the university, American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. A King & Spalding litigator since 1995, Wright also has an master’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University and five years of corporate experience. She worked at Union Carbide in Columbus, First American Bank in Nashville, Tenn., and Georgia Power Co. here before entering Emory Law in 1989. Dean Arthur said the school has had two associate deans for academic affairs in the past. Both have been faculty members, so Arthur decided to create the assistant position for an attorney to prevent taking faculty away from teaching, research and writing commitments. He said he hired Wright because her big-firm counsel position meant she had practical legal experience and also had reported to a partner. “She’s also got more management experience and training than either one of us,” Arthur said, referring to himself and Associate Dean Hughes. “It makes a nice complement to the academic training.” Melba N.G. Hughes, founder of Hughes Consultants and wife of Associate Dean Hughes, conducted the assistant dean search for free.

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