Welcome Back—Spring 2022

Dean Lester shares updates on new faculty and facilities as the spring semester begins.

Dear Students, 

Welcome back to the Law School as we begin a new year and a new semester. I hope you were able to rest and enjoy the winter recess and that you are returning to class feeling restored and eager to embark on the semester ahead.  

And this spring, we have much to look forward to. I am thrilled to welcome two new faculty members, Madhav Khosla, a scholar of Indian constitutional law and comparative constitutionalism, and Lev Menand, an expert in banking, financial regulation and administrative law, to our full-time faculty. Another new faculty member, Camille Pannu, will join us on July 1, 2022. Camille will teach a new Just Transition Clinic, which will provide students with the opportunity to work on behalf of low-income communities of color facing the disproportionate impacts of climate change. 

In addition, after years of anticipation, the Law School has begun to occupy the first four floors of William and June Warren Hall. This new space will be a major enhancement to the student experience, including eight additional classrooms, with a total of nearly 500 seats; 12 small-group study rooms; a new student lounge and a total of more than 100 new seats for students to gather; a flexible events space; and purpose-built spaces for student-facing administrative staff. Throughout the winter recess, our Facilities teams have been hard at work refreshing the space, upgrading technology, and preparing for your arrival. I am excited for you to begin making use of it, and I look forward to the improvements that will continue to be implemented as the semester progresses. 

Finally, the Law School and the University remain committed to keeping our community healthy and safe. I encourage you to visit the COVID-19 website, and to read my latest message, for the most up-to-date information on pandemic-related protocols and developments.  

Warm regards,

Gillian Lester

Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law