David Herring will resign from his position as the UNM School of Law dean, Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced Wednesday morning.

Herring's resignation will be effective July 1, having served as law school dean since May 2013. He will stay with the law school as a tenured faculty member.

"I welcome David's continued contributions on behalf of the law school and the University as he has indicated to me how much he is looking forward to developing further his scholarship and teaching," Abdallah said in a press release.



The search for a new dean has already begun, according to the release. Only senior law school faculty will be considered.

"Given the dean's multiple roles, including participation on judicial selection and the Judicial Compensation Committee, input will be sought from leaders from within the law school community comprised of its faculty, alumni, students, staff and friends of the Law School as well as leaders in the law community," the release states.

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