The University of Mississippi School of Law has named Susan Duncan as its new Dean. Duncan has served as Interim Dean at Louisville Law since 2012. She holds a JD from Louisville. This is a nice hire for Ole Miss!
Mercer University School of Law has announced that Cathy Cox will take over as Dean this summer. Cox is currently the President of Young Harris College. She was previously the Secretary of State of Georgia. Cox holds a JD from Mercer.
Thomas Jefferson University School of Law has announced that Professor Joan Bullock of Florida A&M Law will be its new Dean. Bullock is an inaugural member of the FAMU Law faculty, and has served there as both Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Teaching and Faculty Development. She holds a JD from the University of Toledo.
The University of Houston Law Center's Associate Dean, Marcilynn Burke, has just been appointed dean of the University of Oregon Law School. She will commence her tenure as dean on July 1. Congratulations, Marcilynn!!
Interim Dean Michael Kaufman, of Loyola-Chicago Law, has been named the school's new Dean. Kaufman has been a member of the Loyola faculty since 1986 and served as the School of Law’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2005 until July 2016 when he assumed the role of Interim Dean. His appointment is effective immediately. Kaufman holds a JD from Michigan Law.
Dean Steven Kaminshine is stepping down as Dean of Georgia State Law. He took over in 2004 - so it's been a significant run for him. Associate Dean Wendy Hensel will serve as Interim Dean during the 2017-18 academic year as the school conducts a national search.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law has named Texas A&M Professor Megan Carpenter as its new Dean. Carpenter, who holds a JD from West Virginia University, is the founder and co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M. She starts this summer.
Pepperdine University School of Law has announced that Associate Dean Paul Caron will be its new dean, effective this June. Paul is well known for his TaxProf Blog, as well as for being the owner of the Law Professor Blogs Network. He holds a JD from Cornell.
Golden Gate University (GGU), a private, not-for-profit institution with a notable record of expanding access to professional education for many generations of adult students, is seeking a strategic and visionary Dean to lead its 117-year-old School of Law in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Reporting directly to the University President, the Law School Dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the School of Law. Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution whose scholarly work merits appointment as a full professor of law with tenure.
GGU Law offers full-time day and part-time evening programs leading to a J.D., as well as a doctorate in International Legal Studies and LL.M. degrees in seven legal specializations. We offer the only LL.Ms in Estate Planning and Trust and Probate Law in the western United States. Legal education at GGU Law is greatly enriched by the diverse backgrounds and experiences brought to the program by our students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college or law school. The National Jurist recently ranked GGU as the best provider of practical skills training among Northern California law schools.
The successful candidate for this role should be able to capitalize on the many advantages offered by GGU Law, including our distinctive location, our award-winning clinics and other practical learning courses, a large alumni network, and engaged faculty and staff who are committed to the professional success of our students.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.ggu.edu/jobs. Candidates must submit a cover letter with a short summary describing how their qualifications meet or exceed the position’s requirements; a curriculum vita; and a list of five or more business references with contact information (including e-mail address). All application materials, which will be kept strictly confidential, should be submitted electronically (Adobe PDF or MS Word format).
Review of applications will begin in the spring with strongest consideration given to those received by March 24, 2017. The Law School Dean Search Committee strongly encourages nominations and applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Direct inquiries and nominations to:
Professor Michele Neitz, Law Dean Search Committee Chair
Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law & W. Frank Newton Professor of Law search. The Dean will serve as a strong advocate on behalf of the School to internal and external university stakeholders in addition to representing the School of Law and Texas Tech University on the national and international stage.
To view the complete position profile, please click here.
Qualifications and Characteristics Candidates for the Dean of the School of Law at Texas Tech University must possess the following qualifications and experience: • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) or other terminal degree in law, and at least ten years of experience in the teaching and/or practice of law; • Substantial credentials appropriate for an endowed, tenured appointment at the rank of professor; • Demonstrated strategic, ethical, and effective leadership skills; a proven track-record as an innovator and an effective communicator with a high level of integrity and emotional intelligence; • Experience with national and international issues affecting legal and graduate education; • Experience in fundraising or the interest and potential in partnering with university advancement officers to secure external gifts, grants, and funding to support law school programs; • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within the University, the School of Law, and the larger legal community; the ability to motivate and inspire faculty; and a commitment to shared governance. • A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Application Process The Search Committee, chaired by W. Brent Lindquist, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the Texas Tech University, will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until April 7, 2017. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is required. Nomination letters should include the name, position, and contact information of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel Managing Partner Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates 6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601 562-360-1353 (FAX)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Refer to code “TTU-DSL” in subject line
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse university leadership committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their leadership to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.
Dean Emeritus John DiPippa of UA - Little Rock Law will take over as Interim Dean after Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz departs this summer. The law school will conduct a full search next year for a permanent replacement.
Professor Heather Gerkin has been named the new Dean of Yale Law, effective this summer. Gerkin, who holds a JD from Michigan, joined the Yale Law faculty in 2006. She is the first woman to lead the law school.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave has announced that, at the end of this school year, she will step down from the deanship at Golden Gate University Law. Van Cleave has served as Dean since 2012, having previously held the position on an interim basis.
Dean Kellye Testy has announced that she will step down after eight years as the Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, effective at the end of the academic year. Testy was the President of the AALS in 2016.
Wayne State University in Detroit invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Law School. The successful candidate will be an energetic, enthusiastic leader with demonstrated abilities in fundraising, promoting scholarship and faculty development, enhancing and retaining relationships with alumni and other members of the legal community, fostering innovation in legal education, and increasing diversity. Candidates must hold a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be qualified for tenure and appointment as a full professor.
Wayne State University Law School’s strengths include an exceptionally productive and well-regarded faculty; a diverse, highly credentialed student body; and alumni who embody the leadership of Michigan’s legal community. More of Michigan's judges and top lawyers are graduates of Wayne than of any other law school. With recent improvements in national rankings, enrollment, graduate employment, and bar passage rates, Wayne Law is well-positioned to further elevate its national stature. Wayne State University seeks a Dean who will energetically pursue this upward trajectory.
Wayne State University holds the Carnegie Foundation’s top top classification for research activity. Its campus is located in the Cultural Center of Detroit, near the nation’s busiest international border and at the heart of a metropolitan area of over four million residents that is Michigan’s legal, cultural, and commercial hub.
The full position description is available at http://www.law.wayne.edu. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations for the position should be sent by e-mail to the Dean Search Committee c/o Korn Ferry at WayneLaw@KornFerry.com.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2017. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee c/o Korn Ferry by email.
Applications for the position must be submitted via the University’s online application system. Please visit http://jobs.wayne.edu to view the complete job posting and submit an online application. Refer to posting number F96764.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Michael Hunter Schwartz, the outgoing Dean of the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Law, has accepted a new position as the Dean of University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. He will take over from Dean Jay Mootz on July 1.