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Russell Native Anita Krug Named Interim Dean of UW School of Law

Anita KrugAnita K. Krug, the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law, has been named the interim Toni Rembe Dean of the University of Washington School of Law.

She succeeds Kellye Y. Testy, who has served as dean for eight years and will become the next president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

"I am honored to be appointed as the interim dean of the law school and am excited to build on Dean Testy's legacy of excellence," said Krug. "Working closely with our accomplished faculty, dedicated staff and talented students, I will do all I can to further the school's leadership in visionary teaching, scholarly impact, principled advocacy and effective public service."

In a statement to the UW law school community, Provost Gerald J. Baldasty wrote, "I have found Professor Krug to be knowledgeable and thoughtful about issues in the School of Law, and I trust she will be an effective advocate for legal education and a strong leader. ... I believe that these strengths will help her sustain and enhance the School's remarkable momentum. President Ana Mari Cauce and I are grateful for Professor Krug's willingness to take on this challenge."

A member of the UW law school faculty since 2010, Krug served as the law school's associate dean for research and faculty development from 2014 to 2016.

Krug's research primarily revolves around securities regulation, particularly relating to the regulation of investment advisers, public and private investment funds and other financial institutions. She teaches business and securities law courses, including courses on securities regulation, corporate governance and business acquisitions.

Before joining the law school, Krug was an equity partner with Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in San Francisco, and taught at UC Hastings College of the Law and UC Berkeley School of Law.

She received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University.

Krug will assume the position on July 1, and a national search for a permanent dean will be conducted over the coming year.

Krug is a 1987 graduate of Russell High School and the daughter of Morris and Barbara Krug of Russell.

(Information and photo courtesy University of Washington School of Law.)

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