Three assume new leadership posts

cade photoIn July, Jason A. Cade became the school’s associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning.

Since joining the law school’s faculty in 2013, he has directed the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic, where law students partner with local medical providers to help low-income persons in Athens address health-harming legal needs, including immigration, public benefits and disability rights.

The holder of a Hosch Associate Professorship, Cade also teaches Immigration Law.

His scholarship explores the role of nonfederal actors and institutions in the modern immigration system, judicial review of deportation procedures, and intersections between immigration enforcement and criminal law. Cade’s work has been published in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the NYU Law Review Online and the UC Davis Law Review, among others.

Cade earned his law degree magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was executive articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.

dennis photoAndrea L. Dennis, who holds the Martin Chair of Law, became the law school’s associate dean for faculty development at the beginning of the academic year. She will work closely with the school’s faculty to promote world-class scholarship, support the pursuit of extramural funding, oversee promotion and tenure matters, and work with the other associate and assistant deans on strategic initiatives.

Leading courses in criminal law, evidence and family law, Dennis joined the law school faculty in 2010. Her scholarship explores criminal defense lawyering, race and criminal justice, criminal informants and cooperators, youth advocacy, legal socialization of youth and the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Her book “Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America” has received national attention, and courts nationwide have cited her research on rap lyrics as criminal evidence.

Dennis earned her B.S. from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from New York University, where she served on the Annual Survey of American Law. Previously, she taught at the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she received the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award in 2010.

weeks photoOn July 1, Elizabeth Weeks (J.D.’99) assumed the role of associate provost for faculty affairs for the university. In this position, she will direct the Office of Faculty Affairs and work closely with campus leaders on faculty-related policies, processes and records while also overseeing a robust slate of professional development programming for faculty.

Weeks will continue to teach and maintain her academic appointment at the law school, where she is the holder of the Kirbo Chair of Law. Her scholarship focuses on health law, and she is the author or co-author of two books and nearly 40 articles in law reviews, journals and other publications. Her honors include the Health Law Scholars Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the University of Kansas’ Howard M. and Susan Immel Award for Teaching Excellence.

She joined the School of Law school faculty in 2011 and served as the school’s associate dean for faculty development from 2018 to 2020. Her bachelor’s degree is from Columbia University, and she earned her law degree summa cum laude from UGA, where she was editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review. After law school, she taught at the University of Kansas School of Law.