Dear alumni and friends,

As I am sure you are aware, last spring, I announced my decision to step down as dean, with the goal of having a successor in place by January 1, 2015. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your law school's leader for the past 11 years. When I took over as dean in 2003, I pledged to leave our institution better than I found it. Together, we have done that, and we have made a good law school even better. We have an outstanding student body, taught by talented faculty and supported by a dedicated administrative team and staff. Our school enjoys strong support from you, our alumni, as well as from the university's administration - presently led by 1980 Georgia Law alumnus Jere W. Morehead.