|School of Law Dean Paul LeBel to serve as University Provost|
On Feb. 23, School of Law Dean Paul LeBel formally began his service as vice president for academic affairs and provost at UND. To fill the vacancy left by former UND Provost Greg Weisenstein, now president at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, President Robert Kelley named LeBel to serve as the University’s provost until a permanent successor is named. While LeBel serves as the University’s provost, Kathryn Rand will serve as the dean of the School of Law on an acting basis.
LeBel joined the School of Law as dean in May 2004. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, and earned his bachelor’s degree in American Literature from George Washington University in 1971. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1975. An expert in tort and personal injury law, LeBel served as dean and was on the faculty of the Florida State University College of Law. He also has been on the faculty of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary and the University of Alabama School of Law.
Rand joined the School of Law’s faculty in 2000, and has served as associate dean since 2004. She received her juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993 and her bachelor’s degree from UND in 1990. A former federal prosecutor, Rand’s scholarly expertise is in the area of tribal gaming law and policy. She has twice testified on Indian gaming regulation before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and was featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV.