Former Emory Law Professor McGough 66L Named Dean at Appalachian Law
Lucy McGough 66L has been named the dean and president at Appalachian Law School in Grundy, Va. She is scheduled to begin this summer. The appointment was announced Thursday via a press release from the law school.
McGough graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1962. After earning her JD at Emory Law in 1966, she completed her LLM at Harvard University in 1971.
McGough will be Appalachian’s eighth dean since the school opened in 1997. She follows Wes Shinn, who announced plans to step down in 2011. After a year’s sabbatical, he plans to return to teaching.
McGough has served as professor of law at LSU since 1984 and was named Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law in 1989. She began her teaching career at Emory Law in 1970 as an assistant professor and was named Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law in 1980. Emory Law honored her as a distinguished alumna in 1991.
McGough is known for her work in juvenile justice, family law and adoption. Her reform and education efforts include a MacArthur Foundation grant toward creation of a model juvenile defense clinic at LSU’s Law Center. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standards Review Committee, charged with producing a new set of accreditation standards for American law schools.
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