William & Mary names first black dean to run its law school

William & Mary names first black dean to run its law school
William & Mary says it has named the first African American dean to run its law school. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - William & Mary says it has named the first African American dean to run its law school.

The university in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement on Monday that the new dean will be A. Benjamin Spencer.

The school says that Spencer is a nationally renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert.

He is currently a law professor at the University of Virginia.

William & Mary says that Spencer is the first African-American dean of any school at the university.

Spencer graduated from Harvard Law School.

He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

He got his bachelor’s at Morehouse College.

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