UND names new law school dean

Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The interim dean of the University of North Dakota law school has been given the job permanently.

Kathryn Rand becomes the 16th dean to serve in the school's 112-year history and is the first woman to hold the job permanently. She succeeds Paul LeBel, who is now the school's provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Rand has been with the law school administration for seven years, first as associate dean for academic affairs, then as acting dean and most recently as interim dean the past two years. She becomes the permanent dean on July 1.

The state Supreme Court says Rand is recognized as a leading scholar in the area of Indian gambling law. She helped establish the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy.