The University of San Diego today named San Diego lawyer (and Xconomist) Stephen Ferruolo as dean of its law school. Ferrulo has served as chairman of the San Diego office of the Goodwin Procter law firm since 2007, when the international firm set up shop here, and was a partner in the firm’s business law group and a member of its technology and life sciences practice as well as its corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions practice. Before graduating with honors from Stanford Law School in 1990, Ferruolo was an assistant professor of history at Stanford. He also was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, earned his Ph.D. in History at Princeton University, and served on the faculty at Bennington College. He assumes his new duties at the private Catholic university’s law school on Aug. 1.