Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

UCLA Dean Jennifer Mnookin Donates Kidney To Her Father

One of the joys of my current role has been getting to know the amazing cohort of law school deans around the country, especially my fellow California deans and in particular the SoCal deans. Almost two weeks ago, I saw on Facebook that UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin underwent surgery in Los Angeles to remove one of her kidneys, which was flown on a red-eye to Boston for her father who had end-stage kidney disease. As it happens, Jennifer's father is also a law professor: Bob Mnookin, who teaches on the Harvard faculty.

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After some cajoling, Jennifer agreed to allow me to share her incredible story. I am happy to report that both Jennifer and her father are doing well post-surgery:


Update:  ABA Journal, Father and Daughter Legal Scholars Complete Successful Kidney Transplant

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FANTASTIC story about two wonderfully kind and brilliant individuals!

Posted by: Heidi H Hellring | Dec 18, 2020 9:10:23 AM

I hope Prof. Mnookin's other kidney holds up.

Posted by: Art Deco | Dec 15, 2020 6:44:20 AM