Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-director of its Law-Medicine Center has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the school, effective July 1.
"I am delighted to make this my first appointment as dean of the Case School of Law," said Gary Simson, incoming dean of the school and Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law. "Since joining the law school Professor Hoffman has established an outstanding record as a teacher, scholar and administrator. I look forward to working with her in further developing the law school's academic program."
Hoffman succeeds Professor Hiram Chodosh, who has been named dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Hoffman will be on sabbatical during the second half of the 2006-07 academic year. Professor Melvyn Durchslag will serve as interim associate dean.
Hoffman joined the Case School of Law faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor. She was named associate professor of law and bioethics in 2003, professor in 2005, associate director of the Law-Medicine Center in 2005, and its co-director in 2006. A former senior trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she is the author of more than 25 articles and holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in health law from the University of Houston Law Center.
Durchslag has been on the Case School of Law faculty since 1970. Prior to that he was in private practice in Chicago and worked for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1988-1991.
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