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University of New Mexico law school dean to step down in July

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The dean of the University of New Mexico's law school will be stepping down this summer after taking over just two years ago.

David Herring's resignation was announced Tuesday by Provost Chaouki Abdallah in a letter to the law school community. The university made the news public Wednesday.

Abdallah says Herring will remain at UNM as a tenured member of the law school faculty when his term as dean ends July 1.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1zcN4LT) Herring's resignation stems from policy disagreements with some faculty members. Herring told the newspaper he came in with clear goals but it ended up not being a good fit for him to lead the law school.

There are no plans for a national search for Herring's replacement.

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