Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Richard Gershon served as the founding dean of the Charleston School of Law. He also served as dean of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth Texas. Dean Gershon was also on the faculty at Stetson University School of Law from 1984-1998. He was the Academic Associate Dean at Stetson from 1988-1992.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA 1979), the University of Tennessee (JD 1982), and the University of Florida (LLM Taxation 1983). He is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education, and is a co-author contributing annual updates to Attorney Client Privilege in The United States. He is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bars.
Dean Gershon serves on the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, The Mississippi Bar Professionalism Committee, and the Boys and Girls Clubs Advisory Board, and the Diversity Committee of the Law School Admissions Council, and is Chair-Elect of the Socioeconomics Section of the American Association of Law Schools.