African-American Law School Dean Now Devotes His Time to Teaching and Writing

Another former African-American law school dean is also changing his address. Alex M. Johnson Jr. was dean of the University of Minnesota Law School for four years until the spring of 2006. He resigned to devote more time to teaching and writing. After spending this past academic year as the William S. Pattee Professor of Law at the Minnesota law school, he is returning to the law school at the University of Virginia as Perre Bowen Professor of Law. Johnson served as vice provost at Virginia before taking the deanship at the University of Minnesota.

Alex Johnson is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University. He earned his law degree at UCLA. He has also served as chair of the board of trustees of the Law School Admission Council, the organization that administers the Law School Admission Test.