Search for Dean, School of Law

Dear colleagues,


On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, I am pleased to announce the formation of a search committee charged with assisting us in appointing a new dean for the School of Law. A national search will be conducted to identify the most qualified candidates for this position. The committee will evaluate nominees and make recommendations to the chancellor and me. Chaired by Bryant Garth, Chancellor’s Professor of law, it also includes:

  • Mario Barnes, professor of law and associate dean for faculty research and development, School of Law
  • Jennifer Chacon, professor of law, School of Law
  • N. Edward Coulson, professor, The Paul Merage School of Business
  • Joseph Dunn, assistant dean for external relations, School of Law
  • Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law, School of Law
  • Carrie Hempel, clinical professor of law and associate dean for clinical education and service learning, School of Law
  • Annie Lai, assistant clinical professor of law, School of Law
  • Samrah Mahmoud, first vice president, UCI Law Alumni Association
  • William Maurer, dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Chancellor’s Professor of law, School of Law
  • Trilby Robinson-Dorn, professor of lawyering skills and associate dean for lawyering skills, School of Law
  • Benedicte Shipley, assistant dean, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences
  • Kenneth Simons, Chancellor’s Professor of law, School of Law
  • Gary Singer, board member, UCI Alumni Association
  • Michael Stamos, interim dean, School of Medicine
  • Jessica Wimer, research professor of law and associate dean for the Law Library, School of Law

We have engaged Isaacson, Miller, a nationally recognized academic search consultant, to assist the committee, which will begin deliberations soon.

You are welcome to provide written input on the search process or potential candidates. All correspondence will be held in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to:

School of Law Dean Search Committee
In Care of Jiwon Kim, project administrator for Academic Affairs
Aldrich Hall 509, Mail Code 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000

We welcome your participation in this important recruitment.


Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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