Cynthia Nance, dean emerita and the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been named chair-elect of the American Bar Foundation Fellows. The foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions.
“I am honored to have been chosen as part of the team that will support the work of the foundation institute,” Professor Nance said. “The American Bar Foundation’s scholarship is important and timely and provides the legal community and policymakers with research they can trust when making difficult decisions – decisions that may have a profound impact on people’s everyday lives.”
Professor Nance joined the University of Arkansas School of Law faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor and served as the dean from 2006 to 2011. Her teaching and scholarship focus on labor and employment law, workplace legislation, and poverty law.
A graduate of Chicago State University, Professor Nance holds a master’s degree in business and a juris doctorate from the University of Iowa.