Shaw Named Assistant Dean at UA School of Law

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Robert H. “Bob” Shaw will assume the position of assistant dean for advancement at The University of Alabama School of Law on Aug. 1.

Following his retirement as a vice president of AmSouth Bank in Tuscaloosa, Shaw’s primary focus will be to raise major gifts for the UA School of Law. He also will help oversee the Law School Foundation, alumni relations, the Farrah Law Society, and Law School publicity and publications.

“Bob Shaw’s extensive experience in banking and business, combined with his enthusiastic support for The University of Alabama School of Law and his long-time involvement in the National Alumni Association, made him the ideal candidate for this position. We are delighted that Bob will be joining the Law School in this important role,” said Ken Randall, dean of the UA School of Law.

Shaw served as president of the UA National Alumni Association (NAA) in 1998-1999 and president of the University Club in 1992. A member of the Law School Class of 1984, he is married to Elizabeth Kirksey Shaw, a 1978 Law School graduate, is the son-in-law of Robert H. Kirksey, a 1951 Law School alumnus who was NAA president in 1971-1972, and is the brother-in-law of retired Bankruptcy Judge George S. Wright, a 1956 UA Law graduate.

Shaw will replace Cynthia Lee Almond, who has been with the School of Law since 1993.


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