Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Falvey resigns from position as Dean

UPDATE:

Dean Falvey briefly addressed questions about his resignation as dean shortly before his Evidence class began.

He said that his resignation (which was submitted last Wednesday) did not mean that he didn't hope to be teaching next fall.

Despite what Deans Read & White have to say, the faculty are permitted to speak about matters that pertain to the community without infringing on academic freedom.

He said that he has personally moved about every 3 years in life, and that if the Marines told him to go to Iraq tomorrow, he would go. It's not about moving. He said that he wanted to clarify some of the things rumors that are floating around, such as the one that the faculty are motivated by self-interest. He said that the faculty at this law school are motivated by only one thing, and that is the students and the best interest of this law school: "The faculty are expressing their concerns for you."

This message was sent out today from Dean Dobranski:
"This is to inform you that I have accepted Dean Joseph L. Falvey, Jr.'s resignation as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. He and I have agreed to work together to effect a smooth transition."

This message was sent shortly after by Prof. Murphy:
"I know I join the entire law school community in thanking Dean Falvey for his many years of outstanding service to the Law School. The administration's loss is the faculty's gain!"

Note the contrast between the two emails above. Dobranski doesn't even thank Falvey for his service to the law school!

Forced out by Dobranski and Monaghan? Resigned in protest to Dobranski and Monaghan's 'iron fist' rule?

Either way, this is one more sign that Dobranski and Monaghan do not have the support of the AMSOL community.

THANK YOU DEAN FALVEY, FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR LAW SCHOOL, AND FOR YOUR COURAGE TO STAND UP FOR THE FACULTY AND STUDENTS!!!

5 Comments:

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Boko Fittleworth said...

This is as good a time as any to publicly express my respect for and gratitude to Dean Falvey.

Charles Pavlick
AMSoL '05

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger res_ipsa_loquitur said...

In the words of Ray Barone's father: holy crap!

Colonel Falvey's work is much appreciated. I'll say it again: holy crap!

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Advocatus Militaris said...

Semper Fi, Col. Falvey!

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger Anakin Aquinas said...

Falvey is Aces as far as I am concerned.

I respect very few people as much as I do him. (Myers is up there too.)

This is a sad day for the school.

He was the one in charge of our accreditation, and did a FANTASTIC job.

 
At 4:50 AM, Blogger Bleating&Lowing said...

As I posted on FUMARE earlier - the dean's email is embarrassing and says quite a bit about him. I wish Dean Falvey the best.

 

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