Washburn Law School Dean To Head Univ. Of Ark. Law School

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has picked a new dean for its law school.

Provost Zulma Toro announced Tuesday that Michael Schwartz of Lawrence, Kan., will be the dean of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Schwartz replaces former federal prosecutor Paula Casey, who has served as the law school's interim dean since July 2012.

Casey will resume her role as a professor when Schwartz takes over as dean July 1.

Schwartz is currently associate dean for faculty and academic development at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan.