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A. Benjamin Spencer named first black dean to run William & Mary law school

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Posted at 4:07 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 16:07:29-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — William & Mary says it has named the first African American dean to run its law school.

The university in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement on Monday that the new dean will be A. Benjamin Spencer.

The school says that Spencer is a nationally renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert. He is currently a law professor at the University of Virginia.

William & Mary says that Spencer is the first African-American dean of any school at the university.

Spencer graduated from Harvard Law School. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

He got his bachelor’s at Morehouse College.