How to Become a Dean of Law

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Dean of Law

What does a Dean of Law do?

A Dean of Law manages administrative functions of the college of law. Develops college strategic initiatives and participates in university long-term planning and policy setting. Being a Dean of Law leads college in fundraising and cultivating relationships with donors. Provides senior level administrative leadership in areas of curriculum development, institutional assessment and improvement, human resource, faculty development and performance appraisals, budget and finance, and facilities planning and management. Additionally, Dean of Law requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Typically reports to top management. The Dean of Law manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Dean of Law typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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Congratulations on your appointment as the new Dean of the Boston University School of Law.

12/13/2019: Canton, OH

in order to focus on the practice of law in the public interest, and Grinnell, for which my father expressed a strong preference.

01/30/2020: Philadelphia, PA

Further, as you can read in my report to the UN Committee Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which is available here, the suffering which was inflicted upon Justina clearly meets the definition of torture expressly proscribed under the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) and therefore was a violation of international humanitarian law.

01/08/2020: Fort Wayne, IN

So, in addition to the potentially relevant sections of BU’s Academic Conduct Code and that of its School of Law Disciplinary Regulations, David D’Addio was also required as a federal prosecutor to do what was within his power in order to see that Justina’s report was promptly, impartially, and thoroughly investigated.

01/15/2020: Lynchburg, VA

D’Addio and the scandal-plagued Boston United States Attorney’s Office, but also on the Boston University School of Law for trusting Mr.

12/11/2019: Yakima, WA
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Dean of Law

Best tips for those who want to become a Dean of Law

Here are some tips to become a Dean of Law.

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Networking works and is an essential job search tool because the job market (both the advertised and hidden) is decentralized.

12/08/2019: Greensboro, NC
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Dean of Law

Best colleges and universities for Dean of Law

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Rollins College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Dean of Law

Is being a Dean of Law Worth it?

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“An honors graduate of Harvard University with a major in philosophy and a law degree from the New York University School of Law, Wendy Scott brings a lifetime of exceptional service to the position, having distinguished herself as a lawyer, teacher, legal scholar, and administrator.

01/10/2020: Kansas City, MO

Anthony Eudelio Varona, an attorney and educator who specializes in administrative law, communications and media law, and sexuality and gender law, has been named the new dean at the University of Miami School of Law.

12/07/2019: Portland, OR

“Tony is a consummate and respected professional in the area of law, and is immersed in critical issues impacting our country and culture,” said Duerk.

01/11/2020: Minneapolis, MN

“His insightful and innovative approach to educating the next generation of lawyers will have a profound impact on the School of Law, and in courtrooms, industry, and firms across the country.”.

12/23/2019: Greensboro, NC

“We—our faculty, staff, students, and alumni—have an extraordinary opportunity to grow together and make our law school among the very best in the country.”.

02/02/2020: Madison, WI
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Dean of Law

What skills do you need to be a Dean of Law?

In order to drive yourself and your team to success, in a management position you need to have a broad base of skills.  For success in this position, you effeciency with these skills is key: Capital Budgeting, Curriculum Planning and Development, Data Analysis, Donor Relations, Education Management, Educational Program Management, Educational Technology, Performance Management Programs, Research Documentation, Strategy Development, Technology Integration, Academic Administration, Academic Focus: Law, Institutional Research, Long Term Planning.  For this role, you will need to be adept in with: Learning Management System (LMS) Software, Student Information Systems (SIS).  Although every company varies in their requirements, these competencies will help you in this role.

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UConn Law School was an early leader in experiential legal education and remains at the forefront of this field today, having been one of the first US law schools to require all students to have supervised law practice experience in order to graduate.

11/28/2019: Melbourne, FL

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with the drive, skill, and experience to bring creative leadership to the law school and to play a meaningful role in shaping its future.

12/22/2019: Columbus, MS

The Dean will bring an understanding of, and a commitment to, increasing diversity at all levels of the School.

01/24/2020: Saint Louis, MO

The successful candidate will bring experience in and/or the clear potential for representing a law school articulately and compellingly to external constituencies, enhancing the visibility and impact of its work while increasing gifts, funded research, and other mission-aligned revenue.

02/03/2020: Nassau, NY

The Dean must also have an in-depth understanding of the current challenges facing law schools as well as those that have transformed the markets for law jobs and for legal services and be willing to work with state, regional, and national stakeholders to address these challenges and advocate for the school and the profession.

12/14/2019: Fort Wayne, IN
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Step 6: View average salary for Dean of Law

How much does a Dean of Law make?

The average salary range for a Dean of Law is from $261,818 to $351,526. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Dean of Law
$261,818 to $351,526

Step 7: Find relevant Dean of Law jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Dean of Law

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