Alena Allen, a law professor and associate dean for research and faculty development, is the interim dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law. She assumed the role Jan. 1 according to a news release Thursday (Jan. 6) from the UA.
The UA announced in October that Margaret Sova McCabe, dean of the School of Law since 2018, was leaving the position. She started Jan. 1 as a senior adviser for strategic projects and a law professor at the university.
“It is a privilege and honor to serve as interim dean,” Allen said in a statement. “Dean McCabe left the law school in a very strong position, and I am very excited about collaborating with my amazing faculty colleagues, staff, students and alumni over the next year to continue moving the law school forward.”
Before joining the UA last year, Allen spent 10 years teaching law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
She holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans with a psychology degree.
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