William M. Carter Jr. was chosen as the next dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He will begin his new duties on July 1. Carter is currently a professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia. He previously served on the law school faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Patricia Beeson, provost at the University of Pittsburgh, stated when announcing the appointment: “Professor Carter’s vision for the School of Law is well matched to our overall vision for the University. He is committed to building the school in ways that will further enhance the scholarly contributions of our faculty, enable our students to be successful in their legal careers, and engage the legal profession both locally and nationally. I have great confidence that his scholarly leadership and commitment to excellence in legal education will serve us well.”
Professor Carter is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He earned his law degree at Case Western Reserve University where he was associate editor of the Case Western Reserve University Law Review.