Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be joining Belmont University’s College of Law as a full time teacher in January.
The Nashville-based Christian liberal arts college announced Monday Gonzales will become its Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at its new law school.
Belmont’s College of Law was founded in 2009, and its first class, consisting of 132 students, began study on August 25 of this year.
“I am honored to be named as the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law, created in honor of an outstanding lawyer and extraordinary human being,” Gonzales said in a statement released by the school. “I welcome the opportunity to be associated with the Belmont College of Law, and I look forward to working with an outstanding charter faculty to develop tomorrow’s leaders in the bar, the Nashville community and beyond.”
Gonzales, the first Hispanic-American to lead the Department of Justice, was appointed Attorney General by President George W. Bush in 2005 after John Ashcroft announced his resignation. Gonzales resigned in 2007.
In 2009, Texas Tech University hired Gonzales to teach a political science class and to recruit minority students-a decision that sparked protests on campus, in part because of his $100,000 salary.
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