By: Rebekah Allen – The Advocate
Five of the six remaining candidates to run the Southern University Law Center have deep connections with the school.
The 14-member committee vetting aspirants to become the new chancellor of Southern’s law school trimmed the list of contenders Tuesday after meeting for 90 minutes behind closed doors. The panel is led by Law Center alumnus Dwayne Murray.
Joan Bullock, an associate dean of affairs at Florida A&M University College of Law, was the only semifinalist from outside the Southern community. The other five candidates still in contention are Preston Castille Jr., the Southern University Alumni Federation president; John Michael Guidry, a 1st Circuit Court of Appeal judge who received his juris doctorate at the law center in 1987 and has taught classes there; Russell Jones and Roederick C. White Sr., both vice chancellors at the Law Center; and John Pierre, who is the interim Law Center chancellor.
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