Jul 24, 2014
 

USD School of Law announces associate dean of academic affairs

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota School of Law announced today the addition of Tiffany C. Graham as the new associate dean of academics affairs. Graham’s hiring is the result of a national search to fill the open position that resulted following the retirement of Tom Sorensen in December.
 

Graham was previously the associate dean of academic affairs and a professor of law at the University of La Verne College of Law, and an assistant professor of law at Villanova University School of Law. She has taught in the areas of constitutional law, race and the law, criminal procedure, law and sexuality, and torts.

Prior to entering the academy, Graham clerked for U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts of the District of Columbia, and spent several years working as a commercial litigator for a Los Angeles firm.  Graham’s scholarly works have focused on marriage equality and its relationship to developments in equal protection and fundamental rights jurisprudence, and her work has appeared in various publications, including secondary journals at the University of Virginia School of Law and UCLA School of Law. Her most recent article appeared in the Rutgers Law Review.  She is also a former board member of AIDS Law Pennsylvania, and was previously appointed to the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She received her A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

“Dean Graham fills an important position within the law school,” said Tom Geu, dean of the School of Law. “The associate dean for academic affairs is responsible for the academic program within the law school. She will play a key role in leading the school of law’s academic programs and planning.  We are pleased and honored she chose to come to USD.”

A photo of Graham is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Tiffany_Graham.jpg.

 
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Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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