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New Dean Guides Academics at Vermont Law School

July 1, 2009

Photo of Gil KujovichSOUTH ROYALTON, Vt.-VermontLaw School announces the appointment of Professor Gil Kujovich as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2009. Professor Kujovich will replace Vice Dean Stephanie Willbanks, who will return to full-time teaching and scholarship at VLS.The vice dean focuses on developing faculty potential in scholarship and teaching, while catalyzing the continuing evolution of legal education for students.

President and Dean of Vermont Law School Geoffrey Shields said about Kujovich's appointment, "Like his predecessor, Gil has been here for well over 20 years and knows the institution and its needs extremely well. He has the complete confidence of the faculty, staff, and students, and I know he will be very successful in this role."

Since his arrival at Vermont Law School in the 1980s, Professor Kujovich has taught Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Civil Rights. Prior to joining the VLS faculty, Professor Kujovich clerked for Supreme Court Justices Potter Stewart and Byron White, served as assistant to the first Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler, and was counsel to the Intelligence Oversight Board in President Jimmy Carter's White House.

About his new position, Professor Kujovich says: "Dean Willbanks and I have worked closely to ensure a smooth transition and the continuation of the program developments already underway. These include the enhancement of our experiential programs, the expansion of our programs for international study, and the continued development of our first-rate legal writing program-all major parts of the future of legal education at VLS."
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