Professors Meili and Dewey Receive Promotions
Steve Meili has been elevated to rank of full professor and faculty research librarian Scott Dewey has received promotion and continuous appointment as associate librarian.
The two academic promotions, newly approved by the Board of Regents, are effective in August.
Meili, the James H. Michael Chair in International Human Rights Law, joined the Law School in 2008, became a tenured associate professor in 2018. He previously held the James H. Binger Professorship in Clinical Law (awarded in 2019). He writes and teaches about the rights of noncitizens, particularly those seeking asylum. He is also director of the Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where students represent asylum-seekers and trafficking victims in various immigration and appellate court proceedings.
Dewey specializes in faculty research support and provides in-depth research assistance to the Law School faculty. He also works closely with the Minnesota Law Review, and provides other reference services to the Law School community. His research interests include environmental law and policy, criminal law and procedure, juvenile dependency, legal history and the history of legal education, the evolution of legal precedent, citation analysis, and the politics and sociology of legal and scholarly reputation and authority.