Graduates Selected for Deanships at Top U.S. Law Schools

Fall 2013

Trevor W. Morrison ’98 and Mark D. West ’93 each recently earned deanships at top-tier law schools. Morrison, who previously served as Columbia Law School’s Liviu Librescu Professor of Law, was named the 15th dean of New York University School of Law this past spring. He is an expert in constitutional law, federal courts, and national security law, and the 2011 recipient of Columbia Law School’s Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

West, a renowned Japanese law scholar, became the 17th dean of the University of Michigan Law School this September. He previously served as an associate dean at the school, as well as director of the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies. West also directed Michigan Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law, and he continues to serve as the school’s Nippon Life Professor of Law.