Pitt School of Law Dean Search

The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for the Dean of the School of Law. All interested parties are invited to review the information below. 

Position Description and Application Procedure

Please see the position description for an explanation of the opportunity.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest highlighting the applicant’s personal interest, relevant leadership experience, and alignment with the Qualifications section of the position description.

For priority consideration, applications should be submitted electronically in confidence by August 1, 2024, to the University’s search partners at Korn Ferry at PittLawDean@kornferry.com. Inquires and nominations are also welcome to the same address.

Search Committee

Gene Anderson
Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Carissa Slotterback
Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Ben Bratman
Professor of Legal Writing

William (Chip) Carter Jr.
Professor of Law and John E. Murray Faculty Scholar

Greer Donley
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; John E. Murray Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor of Law

Honorable D. Michael Fisher
Distinguished Jurist Fellow; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; University Emeritus Trustee

John Gismondi, Esquire
Professor of Practice; University Trustee

Alexandra (Lex) Holland
Student Bar Association President

Elizabeth Hughes
Senior Associate Counsel, UPMC

John Linarelli
Professor of Law

Charmaine McCall
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Alveena Shah
Assistant Professor of Law

Karen Shephard
Information Services Librarian, Barco Law Library

Ann Sinsheimer
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Professor of Legal Writing

Anjali Vats
Associate Professor of Law with a Secondary Appointment in Communication

Initial Input

At the beginning of the search, the search committee held open forum meetings to allow members of the community an opportunity to share input regarding the next dean and also received feedback via a community survey. The committee appreciates the community’s input.