UM names law school leader

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Richard Gershon, founding dean of the Charleston (S.C.) School of Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Gershon's appointment begins July 1, pending approval by the state College Board. He replaces Samuel Davis, who is returning to teaching.

Gershon also served in administrative and academic roles at Texas Wesleyan University, Stetson University and Ohio Northern University law schools.

He earned his Master of Laws degree in taxation from the University of Florida, his juris doctorate from the University of Tennessee and his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia.

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