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Oklahoma News

August 6, 2009

OU law dean Coats to retire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma College of Law dean Andrew Coats has announced plans to retire as dean as the college completes its centennial next June 30.

A news release says Coats will become dean emeritus and continue teaching at the law school.

Coats has served as dean of the law school since 1996. he's also a former Oklahoma City mayor, Oklahoma County district attorney and was president of Oklahoma's oldest law firm — Crowe and Dunlevy.

OU President David Boren praised Coats for leading the law school to national stature. Boren says there will be a national search for a new dean and he expects to have that person chosen by the end of December.

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