The Tennessean: Belmont hires ex-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for new law school

October 3rd, 2011

The Tennessean
October 3, 2011
By, Jennifer Brooks

Belmont University’s new School of Law announced Monday it has hired former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

Gonzales, who will be the only former federal attorney general teaching full-time, will join the fledgling law school as the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law.

He will join the faculty on Jan. 2, 2012, the university announced.

“The insight and experience Alberto Gonzales acquired while serving as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Counsel to the President, Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Secretary of State will be immeasurable resources for our students and faculty.

Since leaving public office, these qualities have helped Judge Gonzales develop into an outstanding professor,” Belmont College of Law Founding Dean Jeff Kinsler said in a statement. “We are incredibly fortunate that he has decided to join our charter faculty, and we are extremely grateful for the support provided by Doyle and Barbara Rogers.”

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