From the Pace Law School press release:
We are proud to announce that Michelle S. Simon has been appointed dean of the school, effective May 18, 2008. She has served as interim dean since June 4, 2007 when she succeeded Stephen J. Friedman, who became president of Pace University.
Dean Simon has been a member of the Pace law faculty since 1985 and full professor since 2003. She is an expert in criminal law, civil procedure, and legal writing, all of which she teaches, and in which she has authored or co-authored 17 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from instructions to juries in criminal cases, guilty-plea negotiations, sex offenses, legal issues in AIDS, search and seizure procedures, and the legal autonomy of cities in urban planning.
Her extensive administrative experience at Pace Law School includes service as associate dean of academic affairs from 2001 to 2006 and work on 16 committees, including one on academic standards and another conducting a self-study, both of which she chaired. Until her new appointment, she directed the school’s programs in judicial studies and legal writing. ****
Congratulations, Dean Simon!