George Washington University in District of Columbia

Date Posted January 20, 2014


The George Washington University Law School invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014 or a date to be negotiated.

As the intellectual and administrative leader of the law school, the next Dean will play a key role in developing new ideas and forging consensus among stakeholders to position G.W. to continue its position of leadership and its tradition of excellence in a changing legal market. Successful candidates will have a clear vision of legal education and its future; excellent interpersonal skills; superior communication skills; and aptitude for administration, strategic planning and fundraising.

Candidates must be qualified for appointment at the tenured rank of Professor, and should have an unqualified commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

G.W. Law
The George Washington University Law School is a vibrant intellectual community, with a nationally prominent faculty of approximately 90 gifted full-time teacher-scholars, a group of 250 distinguished adjunct instructors, a dedicated an able staff, a talented student body with extremely strong credentials, and a rich educational program with multiple areas of particular strength. It also boasts an unrivaled location in the heart of our nation's capital.

G.W.'s diverse student body includes 1300 full-time and 300 part-time J.D. students hailing from 46 states and representing over 200 different undergraduate institutions, as well as 200 graduate students from nearly 50 different countries. The schools 24,000 living alumni span the globe and have achieved professional distinction in both public service and in the private sphere.

The school offers one of the most comprehensive programs of legal education available anywhere in the country, with an elective curriculum consisting of over 250 advanced courses, 10 separate clinical programs, nationally ranked specialty programs in Intellectual Property, International Law and Environmental Law and an extensive program of field placements, internships and co-curricular activities. The intellectual climate is further enhanced by 8 student edited law journals and 7 research centers which allow students to delve into areas as diverse as National Security Law, Corporate Law, Complex Litigation and Finance and Government Procurement Law.

The University
The law school is a component of the George Washington University, a private and non-sectarian university with over 20,000 students, making it the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The University is comprised of 10 constituent schools, including Medicine, Engineering, Business, Education and International Affairs, and is home to over 100 research centers and institutes. Opportunities for interdisciplinary work by both students and faculty are plentiful. Moreover, G.W.'s location gives students extraordinary opportunities for real world experiences as interns and volunteers. Its faculty members and academic administrators are frequent commentators on public affairs and scientific and intellectual developments.

Applications and Inquiries
The search committee will be accepting applications, nominations and inquiries until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications and nominations accompanied by a CV and letter of interest will received the fullest consideration. Materials should be directed to: Professor Roger E. Schechter, Chair, Dean Search Committee, or Ken Kring, Search Consultant to the Committee, Korn/Ferry, Telephone inquiries can be directed to Prof. Schechter at 202-994-3702 or to Mr. Kring at 215- 656-5309.

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work environment. The University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, vertan status, sexual orientation, gender identity or express, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law in any of its programs or activities.