University of Richmond law school Dean John Douglass has announced he will step down as dean next June and return to teaching at the school.
Douglass will have served four years as dean when his term ends next year. “I think things have gone really, really well,” he said. “I think it’s a good time for a transition.”
Douglass was named acting dean in April 2007 when former UR law Dean Rod Smolla departed for Washington & Lee’s law school. Douglass became dean in 2008.
Douglass said he is looking forward to returning to faculty duties. “Teaching is where my heart lies,” he said.
By Peter Vieth