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Professor Wes Porter Named American Council on Education Fellow

Wes R. Porter, Director, Litigation Center and Associate Professor of Law at GGU School of Law, Named American Council on Education Fellow Click here for high-resolution version

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - The American Council on Education (ACE), announced that Wes R. Porter, Director, Litigation Center and Associate Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law) has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 201516.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration. Forty-seven Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

Professor Porter is law professor at GGU Law where he is also the director of the school's reputable Litigation Center. He has created nationally recognized programs at the law school and National Jurist Magazine recently recognized GGU Law with an A+ rating in practical training, with a ranking of #12 in the nation. Before joining the academy, Professor Wes Porter served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG), an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was awarded the Assistant Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service. His scholarship focuses on injustices in criminal law, evidence and procedure from the perspective of the accused and he has emerged as a leading advocate for legal education reform and practical skills training across the curriculum. 

ACE President Molly Corbett Broad noted that the Fellows Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year, and that over those five decades nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans.

The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to their field of study while spending the next academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. 

About ACE

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu.

About Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law) 

GGU Law offers law programs that blend practical skills training with legal theory to prepare students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders, with the flexibility to respond to changes in the legal profession. Founded in 1901, GGU's Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and American Association of Law Schools (AALS). For more information, follow GGU Law on Twitter @GGULaw.

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