Nell Jessup Newton became Notre Dame Law School’s 10th dean in July 2009. She has been a leader in legal education for more than 20 years, having served on a number of committees examining legal education issues for the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admission Council. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education from 2006 to 2018 and served as chair from 2014 to 2016. She is a prominent scholar of Indian Law and the editor in chief of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the only treatise on the subject. Under her direction, Notre Dame increased the size of the Law School faculty through lateral and entry-level hires and built curricular strengths in business and international law as well as intellectual property. More About Dean Newton
Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
Professor of Law
Oversees the Law School’s London programs, student exchange programs, and the LL.M. and J.S.D. programs.
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Professor of Law
Supports faculty teaching and research as well as overseeing faculty travel funding, internal and external colloquia, outside speakers, visiting faculty, and conferences.
Assistant Dean for Law School Administration
Manages the operating budget of the Law School, supervises and maintains the facilities of the Law School, and oversees the employment policies of the University as they relate to Law School personnel.