Dean G. Marcus Cole

G. Marcus Cole

Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

G. Marcus Cole has served as Notre Dame Law School’s dean since 2019. He was a faculty member at Stanford Law School from 1997 until he came to Notre Dame.

Dean Cole is a leading scholar of the empirical law and economics of commerce and finance. His research has explored questions such as why corporate bankruptcies are increasingly filed in Delaware and what drives the financial structure of firms backed by venture capital. His recent research has involved the ways in which the world’s poor are using technology to solve their own problems, often in the face of government restrictions hindering such solutions.

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Associate Deans

Paul Miller

Paul B. Miller
Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law

Paul B. Miller oversees Notre Dame Law School’s London Law Program, international exchange programs, and the LL.M. and J.S.D. programs. Read more.

Randy Kozel

Randy Kozel
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Affairs
Fritz Duda Family Professor of Law

Randy Kozel supports faculty teaching and research, including oversight of faculty travel funding, internal and external colloquia, outside speakers, visiting faculty, and conferences. Read more.

Robert Jones Jr

Robert L. Jones
Associate Dean for Experiential Programs
Clinical Professor of Law

Robert L. Jones develops and oversees Notre Dame Law School's clinical law and externship programs. Read more.

Thomas Mills
Associate Dean
Director of the Kresge Law Library and Information Technology

Thomas Mills oversees the Kresge Law Library and the Information Technology Department. Read more.

Nicole Garnett

Nicole Stelle Garnett
Associate Dean for External Engagement 
John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law

Nicole Stelle Garnett supervises the Office of Career Development, oversees the clerkship placement process, manages the Law School's relationships with the judiciary and the clergy, and oversees the Law School's moot court experience. Read more.

Senior Staff

Suzanne Dunne

Suzanne Dunne
Senior Director, Finance & Administration

Suzanne Dunne oversees the administration and finance departments at the Law School. Read more.