PITTSBURGH (AP) – Law school dean and legal scholar Ken Gormley will become the new president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in July.

Gormley will become the 13th president of the 137-year-old private, Catholic school after the current president, Charles Dougherty, retires June 30. Dougherty announced his intention to retire in February, after 15 years as president.

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Gormley was hired as a law professor at Duquesne in 1994 after first teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and practicing privately. He’s been dean of the law school since 2010.

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Gormley is an expert on the Watergate scandal and its legal ramifications, including a biography of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. His latest book, “The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History,” is set for publication next year by NYU Press.

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