|Acting-Dean Tamara Lawson began her
tenure this week.
Tamara Lawson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, this week began her tenure as Acting Dean of St. Thomas University School of Law. She succeeds Dean Alfredo Garcia, who is now Acting Provost of the university. Both appointments were made by retiring university President, Monsignor Franklyn Casale.
Lawson, who joined the St. Thomas Law faculty in 2004, was previously Associate Dean for Faculty Development. She has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence. Her research and writing interests focuses on trial advocacy, cyber crime, international criminal law, race and law, and professional responsibility; it also includes distinguished published writings including a lead article in the American Journal of Criminal Law, entitled, Can Fingerprints Lie? and an invited book chapter in Contemporary Controversies: Forensic Technology, entitled Before the Verdict and Beyond the Verdict: The CSI infection within Modern Criminal Jury Trials. She also co-wrote the legal casebook Criminal Prodecure- Cases and Materials.
In connection with her research on the Trayvon Martin case, Professor Lawson has made media appearances and was selected as the reporter for the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws.
The St. Thomas Law family welcomes Acting Dean Lawson into this new position and wishes her every success.