Margaret Sova McCabe, an alumna of the University of Maine School of Law, has been named Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law. She began her deanship on July 1, 2018. Prior to this appointment she was a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Sova McCabe is the University of Arkansas School of Law’s third successive female dean and the 13th dean since its founding in 1924. She will replace Stacy Leeds, who has served as Dean of the School of Law since 2011. Leeds was named Interim Vice Chancellor for Economic Development in 2017 and will continue in that role on a permanent basis.
In addition to her faculty position at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Sova McCabe also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2014-17) and as Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Special Projects (2012-14). Her extensive publishing record includes doctrinal, interdisciplinary, and pedagogical articles, and blog posts. Her teaching portfolio has included courses in Administrative Process, Agriculture and Food Law, Writing for Practice, and an Administrative Law Clinic in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food.
Prior to her academic career, Sova McCabe served as an attorney for the New Hampshire Department of Safety and practiced privately. She is a member of the Maine Bar and the New Hampshire Bar. She holds a B.A. from Bard College (1992), and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law (1995). As a student at Maine Law, she was the articles editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal.