Former Vanderbilt Law School Dean Dent Bostick joined Vanderbilt's law faculty as an Associate Professor in 1968, after practicing law in Gainsville, Georgia for eight years and serving on the law faculty at the University of Florida for two years. He served as faculty advisor to the National Moot Court team from 1968 to 1975, and he was named Professor of Law in 1971. He was a member of the Services Committee of the Law School Admissions Council, from 1976-78 and as Vanderbilt Law School's Associate Dean and Director of Admissions from 1975-79. He was named Dean of the law school in 1980 after serving as Acting Dean during the 1979-80 academic year. He stepped down as dean in 1985 and spent a year as a visiting professor of law at the University of Leeds in England. He retired from Vanderbilt's faculty in 1992. Early in his career, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1952-55. After earning his law degree, he also served as Assistant Solictor General, Northeast, Judicial Circuit of Georgia, in 1962. He was admitted to practice in Georgia and Tennessee and a member of the Georgia and Tennessee bar associations.