University of Chicago Law School Dean, Saul Levmore, has informed the university that he will step down from his position. In an email to the school, announcing his decision, Levmore writes,
“I have long said that eight years is about the longest a dean should serve, and I am now in that eighth year. Consequently, President Zimmer will soon ask a faculty committee at the Law School to begin the search process for a new Dean.”
Levmore is prepared to continue serving as dean until his successor assumes the position, most likely in Summer 2010. Upon his departure, Levmore hopes to resume “life as a fulltime member of the faculty” and pursue other interests.