UMass names Mitnick dean of UMass School of Law

DARTMOUTH – Eric Mitnick has been named dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, the university announced Friday. Mitnick had served as the interim dean since July 1, 2016, succeeding Dean Mary Lu Bilek.

Mitnick will begin his permanent role Oct 1. The UMass School of Law is Massachusetts’ only public law school, and one of eight schools at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

“Dean Mitnick’s commitment to legal education that advances the cause of justice is exceptional,” said UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson. “With growing enrollment, an outstanding faculty and staff, students with a passion to right wrongs, and Eric’s many talents, UMass Law has a bright future.”

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