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US Atty in Miami gets FIU dean's post

R. Alexander Acosta, the current U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has just been named dean of Florida International University's Law School.

Acosta immediately offered his resignation Wednesday, effective a week from Friday.

Acosta, 40, will become the second dean to lead the College of Law. ''I am confident that Alex Acosta's energy and his passion for the law and commitment to FIU and our community will take our law school to the next level,'' said FIU President Modesto A. Maidique. "His connections at the national and local level and his proven leadership here at home will inspire the next generation of law students at FIU.''