WashU School of Law dean position and candidate specification

Washington University in St. Louis seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the next dean of the School of Law. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (WashULaw) is a key part of WashU’s profile as an internationally ranked private research university. WashULaw is on the university’s main Danforth campus. Reporting directly to Dr. Beverly Wendland, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the WashULaw dean serves as its leader and as the principal academic and administrative officer of the school.

The next dean of WashULaw will join the law school and the university at an exciting moment. WashU recently announced a historic $1 billion investment in financial aid and adopted a need-blind undergraduate admissions policy. Significant funds have been designated for financial aid at the School of Law, among other professional and graduate schools. WashULaw has seen an impressive upward trajectory in recent years, and the new dean will have the opportunity to lead the school through the development and implementation of its strategic plan to lead WashULaw into the very top tier of law schools committed to academic distinction. Read more