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Former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell to be new Chapman University law dean

Campbell_congressman Tom Campbell, the former U.S. congressman and California state senator, will be the next dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, officials are announcing Friday.

Campbell, who was an unsuccessful candidate in last year’s California Republican primary for U.S. Senate, represented Silicon Valley for five terms in Congress, served two years in the state Legislature and was budget chief for former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has a law degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. Campbell was business school dean at UC Berkeley and taught law at Stanford.

“Tom Campbell brings a wealth of experience as a teacher, educator and public servant,” Chapman University President James L. Doti said in a statement about the hiring, which takes effect immediately.

Campbell, who has been a visiting professor at Chapman, replaces interim Dean Scott Howe, who filled the position after John Eastman resigned to pursue what turned out to be a losing bid in the Republican primary for California attorney general. Howe and Eastman remain as faculty members at the 649-student Chapman law school.

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Interim Dean Howe was pretty awesome.


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