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LSU Law School dean/chancellor steps down due to 'major policy differences with a vocal segment of the faculty'

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After eight years as the dean and chancellor of the LSU Law Center, the chancellor and dean is stepping down. 

In a statement, Jack Weiss said policy differences with some faculty members have made it difficult for him to continue as chancellor.  

"I am proud of the many positive developments at the Law Center during my eight years as chancellor and look forward to submitting the progress of the Law Center during those years to the judgment of history," Weiss said in a written release. "Unfortunately, however, major policy differences with a vocal segment of the faculty have made it difficult, if not impossible, for me to continue to lead the Law Center on a day-to-day basis and to implement my vision for the Law Center’s future."

He is expected to return to teaching law.

Weiss was named chancellor in 2007, becoming only the tenth person to hold that title in the law school's 100-year history. 

LSU President F. King Alexander thanked Weiss for his years of leadership at LSU.

"My years as chancellor have been challenging but more fulfilling than I ever dreamed. I will always be grateful to the Board of Supervisors for affording me this opportunity to serve students, LSU, and our state. My special thanks go out to our wonderful students, and to the dozens of fine people who have supported the Law Center and worked tirelessly for its success," Weiss added.

The LSU Board of Supervisors has not yet stated when the search for a replacement will officially begin.  

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