Aug 24, 2021

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, I am pleased to announce the formation of an advisory committee charged with assisting in the search for a new dean of the School of Law. The committee will evaluate nominees and make recommendations. The committee will be chaired by Alejandro E. Camacho, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources.

The other members are:

  • Sameer Ashar, Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Equity Initiatives
  • Rebecca Ávila, Assistant Dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Acting Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession
  • Nina Bandelj, Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Sociology and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean, Program in Public Health and Professor, Department of Health, Society and Behavior
  • Sheila Chen, Attorney, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • Victor Fleischer, Professor of Law
  • Kaaryn Gustafson, Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Academic Community Engagement, and Director, Center on Law, Equality and Race
  • Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Co-Director, Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
  • Carrie Hempel, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director, Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Valerie Jenness, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Distinguished Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society
  • Sydney Leigh Martin, 3L, School of Law
  • Trilby Robinson-Dorn, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Kenneth Simons, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Legal Philosophy
  • Ian Williamson, Dean and Professor, Paul Merage School of Business

A national search will be conducted to identify the most qualified candidates for this position. We have engaged Isaacson Miller, a nationally recognized academic search consultant, to assist the committee, which will begin deliberations soon.

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 510, Mail Code 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000

We welcome your participation in this important recruitment.


Hal Stern
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics