January 27, 2010 – Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Frank H. Wu as chancellor and dean of UC Hastings College of the Law. The search was led by Martha Fay Africa and Steve John in MLA’s San Francisco office. “Despite California’s challenging fiscal situation, superb dean candidates were attracted to the opportunity represented by Hastings,” said Ms. Africa. “Frank Wu’s status as a national leader in higher education, and as an inspired fundraiser, made him an outstanding selection for the Dean’s role at Hastings.” Mr. Wu previously served as dean of Wayne State University Law School from 2004-08. Founded in 1878 University of California Hastings College of the Law was the first law school of the University of California state university system and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Major, Lindsey & Africa is an executive search firm focused on the legal sector.