Washington & Lee School of Law announced today that Nora Demleitner will be taking over as the school's new dean this coming July. Demleiter, a highly respected criminal law scholar, is currently the dean of Hofstra School of Law. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for then-Judge Alito on the Third Circuit. In 1994, she began teaching at St. Mary's School of Law in Texas and in 2001 moved to Hofstra. She has been dean since 2008.