January 14, 2019
Dear School of Law community,
It is with great pleasure that I write to share the reappointment of Ward Farnsworth as dean of the School of Law, which became effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Last spring, I charged a committee to conduct a thorough review of Dean Farnsworth’s contributions as dean. Based on the committee’s report, it was clear he has provided committed leadership to the school, the university, and the broader community. He has positioned the school as a national leader in preparing students for successful careers, service, and addressing contemporary legal issues and scholarship.
Dean Farnsworth is a widely respected academic leader and scholar, and both President Fenves and I are thankful for his committed leadership. The university is fortunate to benefit from his expertise and vision. Among his many contributions, he led the school through the most successful period of fundraising in its history, including the recent completion of a $40 million scholarship campaign.
Please join me in congratulating Dean Farnsworth on a job well done and his continued role at UT Austin as dean of the School of Law.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin