Follow on Position

I have received numerous inquiries about what law deans do after they end their deanship. A number move to a faculty position at the law school where they served as dean, some assume a new deanship at another law school, while others retire completely from academia. In addition, law deans might assume a position in a university and continue their leadership on a broader scale. Others might enter private practice or work for a business or non-profit organization. This section of the RDD answers the question of what law deans do after their deanship and gathers data going forward for those deans who ended their deanship in 2021.

Post Employment Start Year Dean
Law School Faculty 2021 Sylvester, Douglas J.
Dean Sylvester joined the faculty as Research Professor.
Law School Faculty 2021 Prager, Susan Westerberg
Dean Prager moved to the Faculty after having served as the Dean at Southwestern.
Law School Faculty 2021 Kirgis, Paul
Dean Kirgis will move to the faculty following his resignation as dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Entzeroth, Lyn
Dean Entzeroth returned to the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 Anaya, S. James
Dean Anaya moved to the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 Hellwig, Brant
Dean Hellwig is now a Professor of Law on the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 McHenry, Thomas
Dean McHenry became Dean Emeritus and returned to the faculty as a Professor of Law.
Law School Faculty 2021 Long, Jerrold
Dean Long retuned to the Faculty after serving as Dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Lopez, David
Dean Lopez moved to the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 Han, Anna
Professor Anna Han returned to the faculty at Santa Clara after serving as the Interim Dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Wolf, Leslie E.
Professor Wolf returned to the Faculty after having served as Interim Dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Varona, Anthony
Professor Varona moved to the Faculty after serving as Dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Jacobs, Melanie
Professor Jacobs returned to the faculty after serving as the interim dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Dussias, Allison
After serving as the interim dean, Allison Dussias returned to the faculty and to her position as Associate Dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Christiansen, Eric
Professor Christiansen returned to the faculty in the summer of 2021 after serving as the interim dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Taylor, John
After serving as the Interim Dean, Professor Taylor is now on the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 Dinerstein, Robert
After serving as the Interim Dean, Professor Dinerstein returned to the Faculty.
Law School Faculty 2021 Dalton, Margaret
Dean Dalton became the Vice Dean and returned to the faculty as a Professor of Law after serving as the interim dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Milhizer, Eugene R.
Dean Milhizer returned to the faculty in the summer of 2021 after serving as the dean and later the interim dean.
Law School Faculty 2021 Schnably, Stephen J.
Interim Dean Schnably returned to the Faculty.
Law School Dean 2021 Kaufman, Michael
Dean Kaufman became the Dean at Santa Clara School of Law on July 1
Law School Dean 2021 Faulkner, B. Keith
Dean Faulkner became the Dean of Appalachian School of Law on July 1
Law School Dean 2021 Dickerson, Darby
Dean Dickerson became the dean at Southwestern School of Law on July 1, 2021.
Law School Dean 2021 Osofsky, Hari M.
Dean Osofsky became the dean at Northwestern Law on August 1, 2021.
Law School Dean 2021 Crawford, Colin
Dean Crawford became the Dean at Golden Gate University School of Law in the summer of 2021.
Retirement 2021 Hamilton, Daniel
Dean Hamilton retired from the law school.
Retirement 2021 Crocker, Phyllis L.
Dean Crocker is retiring.
Retirement 2021 Bilek, Mary Lu
Dean Bilek left CUNY Law School after ending her deanship.
Retirement 2021 McClanahan, Virginia
University Official 2021 Rougeau, Vincent D.
Dean Rougeau departed to assume the presidency of the College of the Holy Cross.
University Official 2021 Penalver, Eduardo
Dean Penalver became the President of Seattle University on July 1, 2021.
University Official 2021 Mandel, Gregory
Dean Mandell became the Interim Provost at Temple University on August 25, 2021 replacing former Temple Law Dean JoAnne Epps.
University Official 2021 Cox, Cathy
Dean Cox is the President of Georgia College and State University as of 10/1/2021
University Official 2021 Richardson, L. Song
Dean Richardson will become the President of Colorado College.
Business/Non-Profit 2021 Staudt, Nancy
Dean Staudt 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.
Politics 2021 Brown, Scott P.
Dean Brown (former U.S. Senator) plans to re-engage in the political arena.