Associate Deans

NDLS associate deans are full time professors who serve as part of Dean Newton’s leadership team. The Law School has five associate deans.


Roger P. Alford

Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs

Dean Alford’s responsibilities include overseeing the Law School’s London programs, student exchange programs, and the existing and developing LLM and JSD programs.


Ed Edmonds

Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology

Dean Edmonds’s responsibilities include overseeing the Kresge Law Library staff and budget as well as the Law School’s video and computer support services.


Robert L. Jones

Associate Dean for Experiential Programs

Dean Jones’s responsibilities include developing and overseeing the Law School’s clinical law and externship programs.


Mark P. McKenna

Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development

Dean McKenna’s responsibilities include supporting faculty teaching and research as well as overseeing faculty travel funding, internal and external colloquia, outside speakers, visiting faculty, and conferences.