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Release: June 21, 1999

Former UI president, three others to teach at UI College of Law

IOWA CITY, Iowa--Former University of Iowa president James O. Freedman will teach at the UI College of Law this fall as a visiting distinguished professor. The law school also announced it has selected three others to join the law faculty permanently this fall.

Freedman, who served as UI president from 1982 to 1987, will teach as the Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professor, a semester-long professorship named in honor of the former law school dean.

Freedman returns to the UI after having served from 1987 to 1998 as president of Dartmouth College where he is now on the faculty as president emeritus.

Of the three new permanent law faculty members, Margaret F. Brinig, formerly a member of the George Mason University law faculty and Ann L. Estin, formerly a member of the University of Colorado law faculty, will both bring to the law school national reputations as top scholars in the field of family law.

Todd E. Pettys, a Seattle attorney who has lectured in law at the University of Washington, will join the law faculty as an associate professor to teach evidence and constitutional law.