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The university is looking for an innovative leader who understands the financial and pedagogical challenges facing legal education today to serve as Dean of UMass Law. The Dean will be a visionary and an innovative leader, and will have the primary responsibility for the academic excellence, administration, and outreach of UMass Law.

This page provides information relevant to the search for the Dean of UMass Law, including application instructions, a complete job description, and the search committee members. At a later date, a list of final candidates will be posted, along with their CVs and visit itineraries.

Please contact the Search Firm with any questions related to this position.

Application procedure

Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred.

For application, inquiries, and nominations, visit: www.imsearch.com/6153

Inquiries and nominations may also be directed to:

Tim McFeeley or Brian Nwachukwu
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202.682.1504 

All inquiries and expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence. Review of applications will commence on May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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More information about the search

Finalist On-Campus Visits

The Search & Screen Committee for the Dean of the UMass Law is pleased to announce that campus visits have been scheduled with the following four candidates.

Eric Mitnick's faculty portrait.

Eric J. Mitnick, J.D. Ph.D.

September 8

Interim Dean & Professor, School of Law

University of Massachusetts

Candidate Public Forum 

Friday, Sept 8, 2017
9am – 10am
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

Faith Rivers James

Faith Rivers James, J.D.

September 11

Associate Dean & Professor, School of Law

Elon University

Candidate Public Forum

Monday, Sept 11, 2017
9am – 10am
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

Elena B. Langan, J.D.

Elena B. Langan, J.D.

September 13

Dean & Professor, School of Law

Concordia University

Candidate Public Forum

Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017
9am – 10am
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

Sudha Setty, J.D.

Sudha Setty, J.D.

September 18

Associate Dean & Professor, School of Law

Western New England University

Candidate Public Forum

Monday, Sept 18, 2017
9am – 10am
Moot Court Room (Law 123)

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