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Leadership and Administration

Meet Dean Gillian Lester, our vice deans, and our senior administrators, who work to achieve a bold vision for the future of Columbia Law School.


Gillian Lester
Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
About the Dean

 

Brett Dignam

Brett Dignam

Vice Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law

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David Pozen

David Pozen

Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law

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Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott

Vice Dean for Curriculum and Harold R. Medina Professor of Law

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Leonia Aguiar

Executive Director of Human Resources

Ryan Cairns

Ryan Cairns

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Nkonye Iwerebon

Nkonye Iwerebon

Associate Dean and Dean of Admissions

Adam Kolker

Adam Kolker

Assistant Dean and Executive Director for International and Comparative Law Programs

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Susan Kraham

Director of Externships and Field-Based Learning

Brendan Mallee

Brendan Mallee

Chief Financial and Strategy Officer

Frantz Merine

Frantz Merine

Chief Information Officer

Julia Miller

Julia Miller

Assistant Dean for Executive Education and Non-Degree Programs

Petal Modeste

Petal Modeste

Associate Dean for Student Affairs Administration

Michael Patullo

Michael Patullo

Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean for Communications and Faculty Affairs

Yadira Ramos-Herbert

Yadira Ramos-Herbert

Assistant Dean and Dean of Students

Marta Ricardo

Marta Galan Ricardo

Assistant Dean and Dean of Career Services and Professional Development

Andrea Saavedra

Andrea Saavedra

Assistant Dean and Dean of Judicial Clerkships

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Julie Sculli

Director of the Executive LL.M. in Global Business Law Program

Erica Smock

Erica Smock

Assistant Dean and Dean for Social Justice Initiatives and Public Service Lawyering

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Ilene Strauss

Director of Legal Writing and Moot Court Programs