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Emory University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The next Dean will assume leadership of a top-ranked law school defined by creativity and innovation in legal education. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of legal education as Emory University embarks upon the implementation of a an enterprise-wide strategic plan known as "One Emory: Engaged for Impact "centered on Emory's academic eminence.

Emory Law enrolls more than 1,100 students from throughout the United States and the world pursuing juris doctor, juris master, master of laws, doctor of juridical science, and master of comparative law degrees. More than 12,000 Emory Law alumni work across the globe as leaders in law, business, government, philanthropy, and education. Emory Law faculty have shaped a number of important scholarly disciplines, including law and religion, law and economics, legal history, law and society, children’s rights and family law, feminism and legal theory, global health law, and intellectual property. Emory Law combines a practical and disciplined view towards the study of law, using an individualized curriculum designed to help students discern their unique path. The law school also offers practical training through extensive experiential learning – faculty-supervised and student-led clinics; externship placements throughout the metro Atlanta area; simulation courses; and signature programs in advocacy, technological innovation, and transactional law. A student-centered focus - combined with a commitment to scholarly research, innovative programs, and practical learning - ensures that Emory Law graduates are well-prepared to make an immediate and lasting impact in the legal market upon graduation. More information about Emory Law may be found at law.emory.edu.

Emory University is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, with an international reputation for path-breaking scholarship and research, engaged teaching, and innovative health care delivery. Emory traces its roots to the 1836 founding of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia. Today, Emory’s programs are entirely nonsectarian, abiding with the conviction that education is a strong moral force in both society and the lives of individuals. Emory’s mission is “to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity,” and it leads through moral and ethical engagement, discovery, and innovation. For more information about Emory University, visit www.emory.edu.

Emory Law seeks candidates with significant and successful leadership experience, a record of exceptional achievement, and the skills and personal qualities to lead a top law school.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest may be sent to Werner Boel, LL.M. and John Thornburgh, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting Emory law with this search, at EmoryLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references. Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


We welcome your ideas or questions about the opportunity.  Please feel free to contact us via email or telephone at (404) 233-1370. 

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status.