Former U.S. Attorney will serve as an assistant dean
Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten has accepted a position at Tulane University.
The university announced Thursday that Letten will join the law school as an assistant dean for "experiential learning," a newly created position. The school says Letten will coordinate its existing skills programs and lead a push to create new learning opportunities for students.
Letten is expected to start the new job later this month.
Letten resigned in December after two of his top deputies became embroiled in a scandal over anonymous posts on a newspaper's website.
He stepped down after two veteran prosecutors admitted anonymously posting criticism of judges and comments about cases on nola.com, the Times-Picayune's companion website. His departure ended his tenure as the nation's longest-serving U.S. attorney.
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