Paul L. Caron

Friday, July 1, 2022

Seventeen New Law School Deans Begin Their Terms Today, Next Week Will See Influx of New Law Deans Across the Country:

  • John Anderson — Interim Dean, Mississippi College
    From Faculty, Mississippi College
    Succeeds Patricia Bennett, Dean since December 1, 2016
  • Lonnie Brown, Jr. — Dean, Tennessee
    From Associate Dean and Faculty, Georgia
    Succeeds Douglas Blaze, Interim Dean since July 1, 2020
  • Camille Carey — Dean, New Mexico
    From Vice Dean and Faculty, New Mexico
    Succeeds Sergio Pareja, Dean since August 1, 2015
  • Robert Chesney — Dean, Texas
    From Associate Dean and Faculty, Texas
    Succeeds Ward Farnsworth, Dean since June 1, 2012
  • Beth Cohen — Interim Dean, Western New England
    From Faculty and Director, LRW Program
    Succeeds Sudha Setty, Dean since July 1, 2018
  • Leah Chan Grinvald — Dean, UNLV
    From Associate Dean and Faculty, Suffolk
    Succeeds Sara Gordon, Interim Dean since July 1, 2021
  • Blake Hudson — Dean, Cumberland
    From Faculty, Florida
    Succeeds Henry Strickland, Dean since July 1, 2014
  • Melanie Jacobs — Dean, Louisville
    From Interim Dean and Faculty, Michigan State
    Succeeds Lars Smith, Interim Dean since April 30, 2021
  • Thoma Mayo — Interim Dean, SMU
    From Senior Associate Dean and Faculty, SMU
    Succeeds Jennifer Collins, Dean since July 1, 2014
  • Christiana Ochoa — Interim Dean, Indiana-Bloomington
    From Associate Dean and Faculty, Indiana-Bloomington
    Succeeds Austen Parrish, Dean since January 1, 2014
  • Cynthia Nance — Dean, Arkansas-Fayetteville
    From Faculty (and Former Dean), Arkansas-Fayetteville
    Succeeds Alena Allen, Interim Dean since January 1, 2012
  • Brian Pappas — Dean, North Dakota
    From Associate Provost, Eastern Michigan
    Succeeds Michael McGinniss, Dean since July 1, 2019
  • Sudha Setty — Dean, CUNY
    From Dean, Western New England
    Succeeds Eduardo Capulong, Interim Dean since April 1, 2021
  • Rodney Smolla — Dean, Vermont
    From Dean, Widener-Delaware
    Succeeds Beth McCormack, Interim Dean since January 23, 2021
  • Anthony Varona — Dean, Seattle
    From Dean and Faculty, Miami
    Succeeds Annette Clark, Dean since July 1, 2013

  • Melanie Wilson — Dean, Washington & Lee
    From Dean and Faculty, Tennessee
    Succeeds Michelle Drumbl, Interim Dean since July 1, 2021
  • David Yellen — Dean, Miami
    From CEO, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
    Succeeds Nell Newton, Interim Dean since August 16, 2021

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