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10th Circuit Judge to Become New Dean of Pepperdine Law School


A federal appeals judge who took senior status earlier this year will begin a new job on June 1.

Deanell Tacha of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will become the dean of Pepperdine University’s law school, report LJWorld.com and the Los Angeles Times blog L.A. Now. She replaces Kenneth Starr, the former appeals judge and Whitewater special prosecutor who left Pepperdine last spring to become president of Baylor University.

Above the Law calls the development “a new mini-trend.” The blog notes that David Levi resigned in 2007 as chief judge of the Eastern District of California to become dean of Duke Law School.

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