Ex-Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales to Join New Law School in Nashville
Alberto R. Gonzales, who became a controversial figure as Attorney General during the Bush administration, will become a professor at the newly created Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tenn.
The university announced in a press release that Gonzales will fill the endowed position as the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law on Jan. 2. The law school opened its doors in September.
Gonzales is currently a Visiting Professor and minority/veteran recruitment consultant at Texas Tech University.
“The insight and experience Alberto Gonzales acquired while serving as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Counsel to the President, Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Secretary of State will be immeasurable resources for our students and faculty,” Belmont’s Law School Dean Jeff Kinsler said in a statement. “Since leaving public office, these qualities have helped Judge Gonzales develop into an outstanding professor. We are incredibly fortunate that he has decided to join our charter faculty, and we are extremely grateful for the support provided by Doyle and Barbara Rogers.”
Gonzales was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate as the 80th Attorney General on Feb. 3, 2005. He served in that post until September of 2007.
“I am honored to be named as the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law, created in honor of an outstanding lawyer and extraordinary human being,” Gonzales said in a statement. ” I welcome the opportunity to be associated with the Belmont College of Law, and I look forward to working with an outstanding charter faculty to develop tomorrow’s leaders in the bar, the Nashville community and beyond.”
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