University of Arkansas law school professor Howard W. Brill has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Brill will serve out the remainder of the term of Jim Hannah, who is retiring Aug. 31, citing health issues. His term expires at the end of 2016.
"This is a wonderful opportunity,” Brill said during a news conference in Little Rock on Aug. 25. “I am humbled by it, and I am pleased to accept this appointment."
“We are delighted that Professor Brill has agreed to serve the state of Arkansas as Chief Justice and applaud his well-deserved appointment,” law school dean Stacy L. Leeds said. “Professor Brill is a living treasure at the school of law and we look forward to welcoming him back to full-time teaching upon completion... [ MORE ]