Changes at FAMU College of Law
FAMU Law Dean LeRoy Pernell recently announced the hiring of a half-dozen new professors for the 2008-09 school year, according to an e-mail obtained by The Gradebook. Among them: Crisarla Houston, a Harvard Law grad who the e-mail says will be the director of legal writing.
Does this mean Victoria Dawson is out, or on her way out, as the head of legal writing? We're not sure. We've asked the FAMU communications office a couple of times over the past week or so, and have gotten no response. Gradebook readers might remember that FAMU President James Ammons told the St. Petersburg Times editorial board last month that Dawson - whose writing skill drew unrelenting criticism from FAMU students - was "no longer there," only to say a few days later that he made a mistake.
Here are the other hires Pernell announced as part of the fall line-up: Kenneth Nunn, professor and associate dean for research and faculty development; Markita Cooper, professor and associate dean for academic affairs; Jeremy Levitt, distinguished professor for international law and associate dean for international programs; Jonathan Fineman, assistant professor; and Deleso Washington, associate professor.