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Stacy Lynn Leeds

A journey of heritage

By LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette

This article was published August 21, 2016 at 1:00 a.m.

“The powerful energy we obtain from others is one of the remarkable gifts of life, and it happens in so many contexts.” — Stacy Leeds, dean of the UA School of Law

“Stacy is absolutely one of a kind,” says Todd Shields. “I’ve never met anyone like her. She’s a great scholar, She’s a great teacher, she takes mento...

SELF-PORTRAIT

Date and place of birth: Dec. 1, 1971, in Tulsa, Okla.

Occupation: Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

Family: Son Hunter

The best part of my job: the endlessly fascinating people I get to meet.

Question I get asked the most: what’s next (for the Law School, and for me).

Something you may be surprised to learn about me: I once won “best-dressed boy” at a Farm Bureau chuckwagon breakfast.

A self indulgence of mine: spa services

If I had an extra hour in the day: I’d be very grateful.

I collect: memories.

The first thing I do in the morning is: drink coffee, an inadvisable amount.

The turning point of my life was: attending Washington University in St Louis.

My biggest pet peeve: negativity

My favorite place on earth: I’m drawn to water (beaches, rivers).

Next Week:

Jo and Scott Rampy

Bentonville

To hear Stacy Leeds tell it, ending up at the top-ranked Washington University when she was 18 years old was a total fluke.

“Stacy is absolutely one of a kind,” says Todd Shields. “I’ve never met anyone like her. She’s a great scholar, She’s a great teacher, she takes mento...

SELF-PORTRAIT

Date and place of birth: Dec. 1, 1971, in Tulsa, Okla.

Occupation: Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

Family: Son Hunter

The best part of my job: the endlessly fascinating people I get to meet.

Question I get asked the most: what’s next (for the Law School, and for me).

Something you may be surprised to learn about me: I once won “best-dressed boy” at a Farm Bureau chuckwagon breakfast.

A self indulgence of mine: spa services

If I had an extra hour in the day: I’d be very grateful.

I collect: memories.

The first thing I do in the morning is: drink coffee, an inadvisable amount.

The turning point of my life was: attending Washington University in St Louis.

My biggest pet peeve: negativity

My favorite place on earth: I’m drawn to water (beaches, rivers).

Next Week:

Jo and Scott Rampy

Bentonville

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