CUNY Law School Gets a New Dean; Cultural Anthropologist Makes a Multidisciplinary Move

MISSION CONVERGENCE: Michelle J. Anderson, a law professor at Villanova University since 1998, has been named dean of the City University of New York's School of Law. Ms. Anderson, who will take over on July 1, says the job appealed to her because of the law school's diverse faculty and student body and its mission to serve the poor and disempowered.

"I'm just thrilled with the opportunity," says Ms. Anderson, 39. "The combination of the public-interest mission of the school and my