Berkeley Law Dean Search

October 29, 2013

I am writing to invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Berkeley Law.

George W. Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost



Berkeley Law

University of California


The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Berkeley Law. Both internal and external candidates will be considered.


The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014 or a date to be negotiated.


Berkeley Law is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service.  Its vision extends across both established and emerging fields of law, and it cultivates the cross-fertilization of ideas within and beyond the school.  The faculty encourage students to question conventional thinking and to prepare themselves to solve the legal challenges of the 21st century.  As an integral part of the most distinguished public university in the world, Berkeley Law addresses the needs of California while pursuing a national and global legal agenda.


The Dean will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership, helping to shape and advance Berkeley Law’s vision of pre-eminence in research, teaching, and service.  In addition, the Dean will have responsibilities for fundraising and for creating strong relationships with alumni and the profession.


Candidates must be qualified for appointment at the tenured rank of Professor.  Applications are warmly welcomed from individuals whose experience has prepared them to make strong contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education and to further the University of California's mission of educational access.  A mature understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Law is strongly preferred, along with experience in, or aptitude for, administration and fundraising.  


A Search Committee has been established, and invites nominations (with complete contact information for the nominated individual) by December 2, 2013.  An individual need not be nominated in order to apply; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested individuals.  Moving forward, the Search Committee will devise a method for consulting broadly within the Law School community to identify potential candidates. In addition to soliciting nominations and applications, the committee is also interested in receiving comments about the state of Berkeley Law and its priorities for the future.


To be considered as candidates, nominees and applicants must submit brief statements of interest andcurriculum vitae by the closing date of December 16, 2013. The Search Committee will contact nominees to invite their submission of these materials.  Applications and nominations should be sent to:


Chair, Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee

University of California, Berkeley

109 California Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-1500

Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to:


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position is a sensitive position and is subject to a criminal background check. Questions may be referred to Carolyn Capps at (510) 642-6474 or  All nominations and applications will be kept confidential.