Emily Hughes appointed associate dean for faculty and academic affairs

Emily Hughes appointed associate dean for faculty and academic affairs

Emily Hughes portrait

Emily Hughes, Professor and Bouma Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, has been appointed associate dean for faculty and academic affairs.

In this role, Hughes will continue her practice of counseling and mentoring junior faculty. After the upcoming year, she will assume official responsibilities to guide the evaluation, tenure, reappointment and promotion processes. In the upcoming year, Hughes will also lead the law school’s field placement program during a search for its new director. Her responsibilities for academic affairs will include all aspects of the law school’s program of legal education, including both doctrinal and experiential components. 

Hughes joined the faculty at the UI College of Law in 2011. Before coming to the college, she was a professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she taught criminal law, criminal procedure (investigations and adjudication), and a seminar discussing mitigation and the death penalty.

At Washington University she also co-directed the Criminal Justice Clinic, where she supervised law students representing indigent clients facing felony charges in Saint Louis County. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, Hughes was associate director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at DePaul University College of Law, where she worked in the legal clinic representing indigent clients on capital cases.

Hughes also worked as a public defender for the Office of the Iowa State Public Defender in Iowa City, where she represented juveniles and adults on misdemeanor and felony charges.

Her appointment begins this summer.

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