Monday, May 17, 2021
Updated again: May 17, 2021
It's that time of year again for Gender & Law-Prof Blog's annual list of women law deans. Updates as new announcements are made.
Mary Davis (Kentucky, Interim Dean), Kentucky
Darby Dickerson, (Dean, UIC John Marshall), Southwestern
Jelani Jefferson Exum, (Detroit Mercy), Detroit Mercy
Linda Greene (Wisconsin), Michigan State
Lolita Buckner Inniss, (Associate Dean, SMU), Colorado
Johanna Kalb (Loyola NO, Associate Dean), Idaho
Hari Osofsky (Dean, Penn State), Northwestern
LaVonda Reed, (Associate Provost, Syracuse) Georgia State
Amelia Smith Rinehart (Utah, Associate Dean), West Virginia
Forty-four percent of these new women deans (4/9) are people of color.
Women represent 57% (9/16) of new dean appointments this term.
For additional analysis, see:
Karen Sloan, It's the Moment for This: An e for This: An Unprecedented Number of Black Women are Leading Law Schools ("By fall, 14% of law schools will have Black women in the Dean's suite.")
Karen Sloane, Meet the Record-Setting Number of Incoming Women Law Deans (2019)
National Law Journal, Incoming Batch of Law Deans Is More Diverse Than Ever (2019)
Michelle Benedetto Neitz, Pulling Back the Curtain: Implicit Bias in the Law School Dean Search Process, Seton Hall L. Rev.