Christopher Edley Is Stepping Down as Dean of the Boalt Hall Law School at Berkeley

dean-chris-edleChristopher Edley Jr., dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, has announced that he will take immediate medical leave and will step down as dean at the end of 2013. Professor Edley had surgery for prostate cancer last May and is in need of further treatment. He will remain on the faculty of the law school.

Professor Edley has served as dean of the law school for the past nine years. Previously, he taught for 23 years at Harvard Law School. He served in both the Carter and Clinton administrations and has had an active role in five presidential campaigns.

Professor Edley is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree and a law degree from Harvard University.

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