Law School Dean Job Description

[Insert company name here] is an established and successful law firm specializing in [insert key areas of focus here]

We’re looking for a Law School Dean to integrate the university’s core values, mission, and vision into the administration, operation, and planning of the School of Law.


Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft research reports and commentary on complex criminal justice issues
  • Assist with developing and putting on programs and events related to substantive legal and policy issues
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop and implement policy direction and strategies to advance goals
  • Develop and drive content creation for website and newsletters
  • Work with the Communications Manager to draft position statements for policy issues related to criminal justice reform
  • Forge relationships with criminal justice reform organizations with the goal of developing joint projects and events
  • Writing brief descriptions of academic research that makes it accessible and available to legislators, executive-branch policymakers, judges, and other government decision-makers charged with designing and implementing America’s criminal justice system
  • Create and support a community of scholars who can serve as a vital resource for the media on issues of criminal justice reform
  • Coordinate with faculty and affiliated scholars and others to solicit academic contributions for the university’s website
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities to further support work
  • Other duties as assigned to assist and support the program and College of Law


About you

  • Outstanding legal academic credentials, including legal publications;
  • Vision to advance the public service commitment of the School of Law
  • A deep appreciation for the legal profession and for legal scholarship
  • Administrative and intellectual leadership
  • Track record of consensus building
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and commitment to integrate and advance the University’s core values, mission and vision into the operation and planning of the School of Law
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate academic programs and organizations for increased effectiveness and responsiveness within a changing environment
  • Experience with law school faculty administration, including tenure and non-tenured faculty
  • Experience with law school fundraising
  • Expertise in legal education, understanding of pedagogy, and commitment to experiential education
  • Record of involvement with, and understanding of, national legal education organizations
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Strong business acumen and experience managing large budgets
  • Record of strong leadership, including innovation, creativity, and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness within a law school
  • Demonstrated concern for, and interest in, students
  • Commitment to a culture of shared governance with the school’s faculty, staff, and students.


What you’ll get in return

The firm offers a generous benefits package along with compensation based on experience level and client orientation.

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Medical insurance plan
  • Dental insurance plan
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Contribution to life insurance plan
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Social, charity, and wellness events


To apply for the role or have a confidential discussion, contact us on [insert recruiter email address] or [insert recruiter phone number]