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Lance Gable, Noah Hall named associate deans at Wayne Law

June 26, 2014

DETROIT – Lance A. Gable and Noah D. Hall have been named associate deans at Wayne State University Law School.

Gable, who has served as interim associate dean since June 2013, will serve as associate dean for academic affairs. Hall, a member of the law faculty since 2005, will serve as associate dean for student affairs. The positions are effective Monday, June 30.

Gable will work with faculty and staff to oversee the law school’s academic programs. Hall will work in collaboration with the law school’s Career Services office and Admissions and Student Affairs office on mentoring, job placement, networking, recruitment and scholarship initiatives.

“Lance and Noah are integral members of the law school’s faculty,” said Dean Jocelyn Benson. “Lance has been as tremendous asset as interim associate dean over the past year, and Noah has served as a leader on numerous projects supporting students at the law school. I look forward to the continued enthusiasm and innovative ideas they will bring to their new roles.”

Gable of Detroit is an associate professor and internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics who has published numerous journal articles and served as co-editor and co-author of books. His research addresses the overlap among law, policy, ethics, health and science.

Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty in 2006, Gable served as a senior fellow at the Centers for Law and the Public’s Health: A Collaborative at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, affiliated with the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He continued his affiliation with the centers as a scholar from 2006-12. He previously was project director for the Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals Legal and Regulatory Issues Project, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. He was also the Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Bioterrorism Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and practiced as a health care law attorney at a major international firm in Washington, D.C.

Gable is the principal investigator for the project Developing Ethical Guidelines for the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During Public Health Emergencies in Michigan. In addition, he is co-chair of WSU’s Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. He has served as co-chair of WSU’s Clinical and Transnational Research Ethics Workgroup and received the 2010 WSU Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and biology from Johns Hopkins University, master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Hall of Detroit is an associate professor with expertise in environmental and water law. His research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management. He has published numerous journal articles and co-written books and book chapters.

Before joining the Wayne Law faculty, he taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation’s largest conservation organization. Hall also worked in private practice for several years, representing a variety of business and public-interest clients in litigated and regulatory matters. He has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts. He continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes.

Hall is founder of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, a non-profit environmental organization that provides legal assistance to community organizations; environmental non-governmental organizations; and local, state and regional governments.

He earned a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in environmental policy and behavior from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Photos: Lance Gable and Noah Hall