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New Development Director Appointed at U of M's Law School
For release: July 18, 2005
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Dr. Alleen Deutsch has joined the University of Memphis as director of development for the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Deutsch comes to the U of M from the Georgia State University College of Law, where she served as director of development and alumni relations for more than five years. Prior to her work at Georgia Sate, Deutsch was a major gifts officer at Florida State University.

She has extensive experience in private, independent, and large public universities. Before her work in development, Deutsch served as dean or director of university continuing education outreach programs at Bradley University, Auburn University-Montgomery, and Florida State.

"Alleen joins us at an exciting time in the life of the law school as we strive to increase annual giving significantly to enable us to meet growing operational expenses during a time of flat state educational budgets," said Dean James Smoot. "We also will be preparing for a major capital campaign as the law school plans to build a new facility. Alleen was the clear first choice from among a large number of talented applicants."

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Deutsch earned her master's degree in student personnel services and doctorate in higher education administration from Miami University of Ohio.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law prepares students for private practice and public service. Its graduates include judges, other public servants, and leading practitioners in the Mid-South and around the nation.

The School of Law is accredited by the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association, the official accrediting agency for legal education, and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the learned society for legal education in the United States.

Objective measures of the quality of education offered by the School of Law include the success of its graduates in passing the bar exam and finding employment. Over the past 15 years, the percentage of graduates passing the bar exam has been the highest of any law school in the state, and in recent years the job placement rate has as well.

It has been recognized as "excellent value" in Jurist magazine, reflecting a combination of reasonable tuition and excellent educational results.

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