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[JURIST] Aviam Soifer [faculty profile], professor and former dean at Boston College Law School, is expected to be named dean of the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law [official website], says Friday's Honolulu Advertiser.... UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) [official website] has announced that Professor Emeritus Sheldon Messinger, a distinguished scholar in the fields of criminology and sociology, died in Berkeley on March 6. More details are available from UC Berkeley.

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