Paul L. Caron

Friday, August 13, 2021

Dean (And Tax Prof) Nancy Staudt To Leave Wash U On Oct. 1 To Be Dean Of RAND Graduate School

Washington University Newsroom, Staudt to Conclude Deanship Oct. 1:

Staudt-Nancy-portraitNancy Staudt, dean of the School of Law and the Howard & Caroline Cayne Distinguished Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, will conclude her deanship and leave the university Oct. 1.

She has accepted a position as the Frank and Marcia Carlucci Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and vice president for innovation at RAND, a California-based research and public policy organization.

Staudt was appointed dean on May 15, 2014, when she returned to the School of Law after having served as a faculty member from 2000-06.

“In the past seven years under Nancy Staudt’s leadership, the Washington University School of Law has flourished,” Chancellor Andrew D. Martin said. “We have seen growth by nearly every measure and the school continues to thrive. Nancy’s commitment to excellence is unmatched and she leaves the deanship with a remarkable legacy of success. I am thankful for her many contributions.”

During Staudt’s tenure, the School of Law has become a top law school, now ranked No. 16 according to U.S. News & World Report. Staudt has successfully advanced the law school’s teaching, research and community service missions through her work with faculty, students and cross-disciplinary initiatives. ...

Staudt is a nationally renowned scholar in tax, tax policy and empirical legal studies. Prior to her return to Washington University, she served as vice dean and the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

She is the author or co-author of nearly 40 articles and three books. Her work has been published in the country’s leading journals and university presses, and she has given hundreds of speeches and keynote addresses to national and international audiences on a range of tax, law and public policy topics.

RAND Press Release, Nancy Staudt Named Dean of Pardee RAND Graduate School

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