Last week, Hamline Law Dean Donald Lewis announced that he will resign his position as dean at the end of the year to return to full-time law practice with Nilan Johnson Lewis PA, the firm he co-founded in 1996. Several media outlets have provided coverage of the announcement, including the ABA Journal, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, Minnesota Lawyer, MinnPost, and the Star Tribune.
Lewis has led Hamline Law as its dean since July 2008; he remained Of Counsel with Nilan Johnson Lewis throughout his deanship. He will continue as Hamline’s law dean through end of the year, managing the arrival of a new entering class, fulfilling his teaching commitments, and assisting the law school in its transition to new leadership. He will rejoin Nilan Johnson Lewis on January 1, 2014.
Hamline Law: Lewis to rejoin Nilan Johnson Lewis full-time in 2014
ABA Journal: Hamline Law School dean to step down, return to practice
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal: Law school dean resigning to return to private practice
Minnesota Lawyer: Don Lewis to resign as dean of Hamline law
MinnPost: Innovative dean of Hamline School of Law to return to law practice
Star Tribune: Dean of Hamline School of Law returns to private practice