Nell Jessup Newton to serve as interim dean at University of Miami School of Law

Author: Notre Dame Law School

Deannewton 2019 Commencement

Professor Nell Jessup Newton, who led Notre Dame Law School as dean from 2009 to 2019, will serve as interim dean at the University of Miami School of Law starting in September.

“Newton, whose impressive academic and administrative accomplishments have made her a national leader in legal education for more than 20 years, will steer the law school through the next year during the search for a new dean,” University of Miami President Julio Frenk said.

Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Miami, noted that “Nell’s leadership, experience, and national network — not to mention her impeccable academic credentials and ability to build coalitions — make her the ideal candidate to serve in this role.”

Read the University of Miami’s full announcement.