The University of Alabama

Brewbaker Named Interim Dean of UA School of Law

William BrewbakerTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — William Brewbaker has been named interim dean of The University of Alabama School of Law.

Brewbaker, the William Alfred Rose Professor of Law, assumed his new duties July 1, and he will continue in the interim position until a permanent dean is hired.

Brewbaker joined the UA School of Law faculty in 1993 after practicing law in Birmingham for six years. He is co-editor of two books in Aspen’s Health Care Corporate Law series and has written law review articles dealing with health care antitrust, price regulation, physician unionization, managed care liability, and theological perspectives on law.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University, his J.D. at the University of Virginia and his LL.M. at Duke University.

Also, James Leonard, associate dean for Legal Information Services and the James M. Kidd, Sr. Professor of Law, has been appointed interim vice dean for the School of Law.

“Provost Joe Benson and I pledge the administration’s continuing support for and commitment to the Law School during this time of transition. We very much appreciate Professor Brewbaker’s willingness to assume the role of interim dean at this critical time in the history of the School of Law,” said Dr. Judy Bonner, UA president.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.