- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Law is stepping down next summer.

The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1JkF11Q) reports Paul Mahoney announced he will leave his post in June 2016 to return to full-time teaching and scholarship. The university has formed a search committee, headed by John C. Jeffries, former dean of the Law School.

Mahoney led the Law School through record fundraising. Records show the school’s endowment grew 55 percent on a per-student basis and a 2012 capital campaign raised about $170 million, around $20 million more than the original goal.

The school’s endowment is the fifth largest among law schools in the nation. U.S. News & World Report routinely has the school on its list as one of the nation’s top 10.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com

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