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July 29, 2013

USF School of Law Professor Joshua Davis has been named associate dean of the law school.

As associate dean, Davis will oversee the law school’s academic programs and be responsible for curricular and program development and implementation. Davis succeeds Ronald Micon who is stepping down after 20 years to return to the faculty. 

"Ron has devoted extraordinary service to being the steward of the academic ship of the law school," said Dean John Trasviña. "His knowledge, expertise, and camaraderie will be missed in this position. And he was instrumental in welcoming me and providing a smooth transition for me as dean to move the law school forward."

Davis has assisted in enhancing the law school's scholarly production and reputation in his former role as associate dean for faculty scholarship. “Josh Davis has the dedication to scholarship and the executive and teamwork skills critical to the job of associate dean,” said Dean John Trasviña. “He will play an important role as we move the School of Law forward to serve our students and the legal community.”

Davis focuses his scholarly research on complex litigation, ethics, and the interplay between the two. As director of the Center for Law and Ethics, he leads panels, organizes symposia, and undertakes research exploring these topics. His recent and current writings address antitrust, civil procedure, legal ethics, free speech, and jurisprudence, and have been published or are forthcoming in the George Washington, George Mason, B.Y.U., Utah, and Georgia Law Reviews, among others.

He is a graduate of NYU School of Law and received his LLM from Georgetown University. He has served as a law clerk to the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as a fellow at the Center for Applied Legal Studies at the Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the USF School of Law faculty, he was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, Bernstein, LLP.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the school in a new role,” Davis said. “Legal education today faces challenges and I feel confident if we all work together under the leadership of Dean Trasviña, the USF School of Law will flourish.”