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W&L Law Welcomes New Dean for Administration and Student Affairs

— by on July 29th, 2015

Paul B. Rollins has joined Washington and Lee University School of Law as the new associate dean for administration and student affairs.

In this position, Rollins will oversee the school’s operations in admissions, student affairs and communications. Rollins will also have significant responsibilities for institutional reporting, budget and facilities.

“Paul possesses a considerable depth of experience in various facets of law school administration,” said Brant Hellwig, who took over as Dean of W&L Law in July. “I am confident he will make significant contributions to the operations of the Law School, and he will be particularly helpful as I step into my administrative role.”

In addition to managing several administrative departments, Rollins will handle the submission of the school’s responses to the annual data requests from the American Bar Association and from U.S. News for its annual ranking of law schools. He also will assist in the preparation and administration of law school budgets and will advise on strategic planning initiatives.

Rollins joins W&L Law from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. He also has served as the Associate Dean for Administration at the University of Georgia School of Law and as the Assistant Dean for Student Services at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Prior to beginning his career in higher education administration, Rollins practiced law as a business litigation associate for Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham in Greenville, S.C., and was a judicial clerk for Judge James C. Turk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Rollins received his J.D. from Yale University and a B.A. in political science from the University of South Carolina.

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