Friday, March 31, 2023

New Women Law Deans 2023

Updated June 22, 2023

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.

Alena Allen (Prof. Arkansas, Dep. Dir. AALS), LSU 

Johanna Bond, (Assoc. Dean Washington & Lee), Rutgers

Cinnamon Pinon Carlarne (Assoc. Dean Ohio State), Albany

Maisa Cianciarulo (Interim Dean, Chapman), Western State

Elaine Gagliardi (Interim Dean Montana), Montana 

Zelda Harris (Prof. Loyola Chicago), Western New England

Sophia Lee (Prof. Penn), Penn

Stacy Leeds (Prof. Arizona State), Arizona State

Beth McCormack (Interim Dean Vermont), Vermont 

Karen Sneddon (Interim Dean Mercer), Mercer

Patricia Timmons-Goodson (Judge, NC Supreme Court, retired), NC Central

Franita Tolson (Vice Dean USC), USC


Overall, 12/22 or 45%  of new deans this year are women, and 5/22 or 22% are women of color. 


For background and prior years, see:

Karen Sloan, Northwestern Dean Pick Means Women will Run Half of the T-14 Law Schools Come Fall (2021)

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.")

2022 New Women Law Deans, Gender & the Law Blog

2021 New Women Law Deans, Gender & the Law Blog

2018 New Women Law Deans, Gender & the Law Blog

2017 New Women Law Deans, Gender & the Law Blog

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.

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