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Commitment to UNB Law

Author: Communications

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB

The University of New Brunswick is committed to ensuring a strong future for its law school, a vice-president at the university said today.

In January, the university engaged Neil Gold, a professor emeritus in law and former dean of law at the University of Windsor, to investigate and report confidentially on relations between the Dean and certain faculty members within UNB's law school.

"I appreciate the interest and passion many people have shown in UNB Law. This has demonstrated how important the school is to our community and to our province," said Tony Secco, Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) at UNB.

"The University of New Brunswick's law school has long been considered Canada's great small law school and it will remain so."

On Tuesday, the university announced that Dr. Levitt offered to voluntarily resign from the deanship with immediate effect. He will be on research leave until July 2015 when he will leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida.

"In light of Dr. Levitt's voluntary resignation from the position of dean of the law school, the university thereby concludes the independent investigative review process," said Dr. Secco.

Dr. Secco will immediately begin consultations with faculty on the appointment of an acting dean for the law school. 

Media Contact: Sonya Gilks