Temple University names new law school dean

April 11, 2008 8:12:31 PM PDT
Temple University has named a criminal law scholar to be its next law school dean. Associate Dean JoAnne Epps steps up to the post in July.

The current dean, Robert Reinstein, is retiring after 19 years at the helm.

Epps is a former federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania and deputy city attorney in Los Angeles. She has been at Temple since 1985.

Temple has more than 1,200 law students in Philadelphia and nearly 150 students enrolled in its law programs in China and Japan.