Interim Dean Named at Memphis Law

William P. Kratzke has been named interim dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. He will begin June 1, 2012, and will succeed Kevin Smith, who is returning full-time to teaching and research. Kratzke has taught at the U of M law school since 1979. He served as associate dean from 1989 to 1991, and in 1995 he was named Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law. Kratzke’s areas of expertise are in business law and he has taught torts, civil procedure, administrative law and environmental law. He received his degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, and an LL.M. centered on labor law from Georgetown University.