Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dean Leeds' Leadership Featured in Article


I encourage everyone to check out the article that was just posted on our new Dean at the UA School of Law, Stacy Leeds.  Dean Leeds' leadership has already been shown in the ideas and the energy that she brings to the LL.M. Program.  This week she is teaching a condensed course, Doing Business in Indian Country that several of our LL.M. candidates are taking.  Going forward, we hope to tackle some of the complex issues that arise in the merger of agricultural law, food law, and tribal law.

Great things in store . . .

Stacy Leeds knows what it is to be a leader and a mentor … she has been one her entire adult life. And if you spend some time talking with her, you will find that leadership is something that seems to come to her naturally. There is a confidence in the way she speaks that makes you realize this is someone who is used to speaking up and getting results.
These days she is speaking up plenty in her new position as dean of the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville, a position she took on just six months ago. The school is one of only two law schools in the state of Arkansas, with a student population of approximately 445 students. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Leeds is the first female American Indian to head a law school. But even before this appointment, the 40-year-old single mother from Tahlequah was already a leader. . . .

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