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Professor Mary Jo Wiggins Named Associate Dean of USD School of Law

San Diego, CA – Professor Mary Jo Wiggins, has been appointed associate dean of the University of San Diego School of Law for the 2006-2007 academic year, effective July 1st. She and Professor Virginia Shue now serve as the law school’s two associate deans, second only to the dean in the school’s administration.

"We take great pride in Mary Jo’s achievement and our continuing professional association with her," said Procopio’s Managing Partner Thomas W. Turner, Jr.

Professor Wiggins, who teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy, property, race and legal theory, has been a member of the USD law faculty since 1990. She was appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy. The Judicial Conference is the national policymaking body of the federal courts. Professor Wiggins is a former chair of the Association of American Law Schools ' Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights. She is a contributing editor to Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading scholarly treatise in the field.

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