Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Updated: New Women Law Deans

Updated June 25: New Additions to the List

I thought I would try and track the new law deans that are women.  Please help me add to this list by sending me an email ( or posting a comment below. For background, see Laura Padilla (Cal Western), A Gendered Update on Women Law Deans: Who, Where, Why and Why Not? (2007)


Jocelyn Benson, (Interim Dean, Wayne State), Dean, Wayne State

Jennifer Collins (Vice-Provost, Wake Forest), Dean, SMU

Phyllis Crocker (former Interim & Assoc. Dean, Cleveland State), Dean, Detroit Mercy

Danielle Holley-Walker (Assoc. Dean, South Carolina), Dean, Howard

Jean Holloway (corporate attorney), Dean, Hamline

Jennifer Johnson (professor, Lewis & Clark), Dean, Lewis & Clark

Gillian Lester (acting Dean, Berkeley), Dean, Columbia

Andrea Lyon (criminal attorney), Dean, Valparaiso

Wendy Scott, (former Associate Dean, NC Central), Dean, Mississippi College

Nancy Staudt (Vice Dean, USC), Dean, Wash U

 Judith Areen (former Dean, Georgetown), Executive Director, AALS

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