Professor Timothy Davis named Wake Forest Law’s newest academic dean

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Professor Tim Davis is one the country’s best known sports law scholars.

Professor Timothy Davis will serve as Wake Forest Law’s newest Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is the first African American to serve in this role at the law school.

“Soon after Tim arrived in 1998, the whole community knew to rely on his good judgment and sound advice,” Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) says.  “His students love him in and outside of class.  His strength of character and his steady demeanor will serve him well in this new role.”

Davis will take over for Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ron Wright, who has served as interim dean for the past academic year and three years prior under former Dean Blake Morant.

“There’s no replacing Ron Wright, but Tim Davis will be his own model of what an academic dean should be,” Dean Reynolds adds.

Professor Davis is one the country’s best known sports law scholars.  He has co-authored a casebook on sports law, and co-authored “The Business of Sports Agents,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He frequently presents papers and lectures at academic conferences and continuing legal education seminars.  Davis serves on the Review Board for the United States Anti-Doping Agency and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Sports Law Institute.  In addition, Davis teaches Contracts and Sales, and is a member of the Contracts Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Davis taught for nine years at Southern Methodist University and practiced commercial litigation in Denver, Colorado.

“I’m excited about serving the law school in a new capacity and assisting Dean Reynolds to fulfill her vision for our community,” Davis says.