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Rutgers Law School Dean Search: Community Update #2

August 30, 2022

Dear University Colleagues:

Earlier this summer, President Holloway announced that we are initiating the search for the next Dean of the Rutgers Law School (RLS). Please view our first message for information about our previous work.

In consultation with the search co-chairs, we have invited the following colleagues to serve on the search committee. The committee’s membership, which draws upon the diversity of our legal disciplines and campuses, is as follows:

Michael Carrier, Distinguished Professor

Cliff Dawkins, Assistant Dean for the Minority Student Program

Trang Do, Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association President

John Farmer, University Professor

Anjum Gupta, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Professor of Law

Rachel Godsil (Co-Chair), Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar

Stacy Hawkins, Professor of Law

David Lopez, Professor of Law

JC Lore III (Co-Chair), Distinguished Clinical Professor

Gigio Ninan, Alumnus

Chelsea Nkrumah, President, Women’s Law Forum

Oliver Quinn, Alumnus

Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical Professor

Louis Thompson, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

The search committee will engage in additional outreach in partnership with our search firm, WittKieffer, to ensure that community feedback informs the process. This engagement will begin with a series of online listening sessions with faculty, staff, students and alumni. Please visit our search website to view session information and RSVP via If you are unable to attend a listening session, we welcome your feedback through our online survey. We will use the feedback from the sessions and survey to develop a leadership prospectus and guide our work in identifying a thoughtful and dynamic individual to lead the Law School.

We also invite you to share any questions or feedback that would aid us in this search process, as well as your nominations of qualified candidates. Please send all communications to our search email at

Through this process, we will aim to identify a leader who will improve the lived experience of staff, faculty, and students; who can amplify the aspirations of the two locations; and who will work with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to share the many strengths and accomplishments of the Rutgers Law School. 

Thank you, as always, for all you do for Rutgers.

Prabhas Moghe
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Nancy Cantor
Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark

Antonio Tillis
Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden