Columbia attorney Hubbard named dean of USC School of Law.

Columbia attorney and former American Bar Association president William Hubbard has been named the new dean of the University of South Carolina's School of Law.

Hubbard, a partner with the Columbia office of Nelson Mullins, will begin his new position on Aug. 1.

Hubbard earned a bachelor's degree in history from USC in 1974, graduatingmagna cum laude, and a J.D.from the School of Law in 1977. Hubbard was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the university's highest student honor.

Hubbard served as president of the American Bar Association from 2014-2015 and has been past president of both the American Bar Endowment and the American Bar Foundation. He is the currentchair of the board of directors of the World Justice Project.

A member of USC's board of trustees since 1986 and chair from 1996-2000, Hubbard received the Order of the Palmetto in 2002.

"I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to work with the law school family, as well as our external stakeholders to bring additional support to the law school," Hubbard said in a news release from USC. "I am most excited to be able to work with our students to ensure they...

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