TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 21, 2019
A wave of women and people of color have been named to law school deanships in recent months, Law.com reports. Just in the past week, Stetson University College of Law and the University of Cincinnati elevated African-American women to dean, a first for both schools. At Stanford Law School, longtime professor Jenny Martinez, who is Hispanic, will assume the deanship in April, and G. Marcus Cole, who is black, is slated to become the first nonwhite dean of the Notre Dame University Law School this summer, among other notable hires. Observers within the legal academy say that targeted mentorship, an increase in minority law professors throughout the academy and events such as this week’s Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference are filling the pipeline of diverse candidates for leadership positions.