Forum for Second School of Law Dean Candidate to be Held Today, Oct. 26

Michael Higdon
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Michael Higdon

The second dean candidate for the School of Law, Michael Higdon, will hold an open forum for the campus community Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in the E.J. Ball Courtroom in the School of Law.

During the open forum, Higdon will focus on the strengths and opportunities he sees for the School of Law. Additionally, Higdon will highlight past experiences that have prepared him for this position, offer thoughts and commentary on trends in legal education and research, and provide insight on how he will advance the School of Law's vision for the future. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The campus community can attend in person or virtually through this Zoom link using the following passcode: aRSuT8x%

A recording will be available within 24 hours following the presentation at this link for those who are unable to attend in person. The recording will only be accessible to individuals with a U of A email address and credentials.

U of A faculty and staff can provide their feedback on the second dean candidate by completing an evaluation form. The deadline to submit feedback is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6.

About Michael Higdon

Higdon is the interim associate dean for Academic Affairs and W. Allen Separk Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Higdon teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, legal process, wills and trusts, and family law.

Before being appointed interim associate dean for Academic Affairs in 2023, Higdon served four years as associate dean for Faculty Development at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he joined the faculty in 2009. He has also served as a faculty member at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

Higdon holds a bachelor's degree in English from Erskine College, a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

For more information on Higdon, view his curriculum vitae or visit the School of Law dean search website.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


Lyndsay Bradshaw, assistant director of executive communications
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