NEW ORLEANS - Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten has a new job.
On Thursday morning, Tulane University confirmed Letten has been hired as an assistant dean for the school of law.
In a newly created position, he will lead the school's Experiential Learning Department.
"Letten will lead a major effort at Tulane to expand practical skills training for law students. In addition to coordinating the law school’s existing skills programs, Letten will spearhead new efforts to enlist legal employers and alumni in creating additional opportunities for students to learn through simulation courses and supervised practical experience," according to Tulane officials.
In two years, the law school has dramatically expanded its externship program and sent hundreds of students into field placements across the world.
It is also known for launching a first-of-its-kind immersion boot camp that simulates life as a young lawyer.
Letten was forced to resign his long time post as the "head fed" in the Eastern District of Louisiana amid an improper online commenting scandal by two of his senior prosecutors.
Tulane is expected to release additional details.