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Former dean named interim dean at Valparaiso University Law School

March 19, 2013

A nationally recognized authority on constitutional law and civil rights has taken the leadership position at Valparaiso University Law School.

Professor Ivan Bodensteiner was appointed as interim dean of the law school following the resignation of longtime dean Jay Conison. Bodensteiner assumed his new duties March 13.

A 1968 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, Bodensteiner joined the Valparaiso University faculty in 1972. He served as dean of the law school from 1985 to 1990, and he filled a one-year term as acting dean from 1997 to 1998.

Bodensteiner developed Valparaiso’s pro bono program and served as director of the school’s clinical program. He is a member of the Indiana and Colorado bars, and he remains active in civil rights litigation.   

Conison, who was dean of the law school since 1998, announced in February he was stepping down to become dean of the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina.   
 

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