Two Black Women Are Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School at the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri School of Law has announced five finalists for dean of the law school. Of the five finalists, three are White men and two are African American women. Each of the five finalists will visit the Columbia, Missouri, campus between now and the end of February.

Marcella David is a professor and associate dean for international and comparative law at the University of Iowa. She returned to the law school faculty in 2010 after serving for five years as special assistant to the president of the University of Iowa for equal opportunity and diversity and associate provost for diversity. She had initially joined the law school faculty at the University of Iowa in 1995.

Professor David is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, New York. She earned her law degree at the University of Michigan.

Beverly I. Moran is a professor of law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2001 after teaching at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is an expert on tax law and has written extensively on how the nation’s tax laws work against African Americans.

Professor Moran is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She holds law degrees from New York University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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