Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 30, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time


Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean.

Recognized as one of the top ten law schools in the United States, the Pritzker School of Law blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a dynamic and interactive community. The Law School is known for the national prominence of its faculty as leaders in legal scholarship and clinical practice. The research faculty is highly regarded for its contributions to domestic and international legal issues and renowned for the depth and breadth of its interdisciplinary expertise. The Bluhm Legal Clinic provides one of the most comprehensive and effective clinical programs in the country; Bluhm faculty lead students in programs ranging from fighting wrongful convictions to supporting business entrepreneurs to litigating in the Supreme Court. The Law School’s varied degrees and programs of study mark its contribution to innovation in legal education, attracting a student body that is strong, diverse, and dynamic. Its dedicated alumni are leaders in their fields and enthusiastic supporters of the Law School’s mission.

Northwestern University seeks a distinguished scholar, educator, and leader to serve as the next Dean. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to legal education; an uncompromising belief in academic excellence; a record of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and an unwavering ethical compass. Competitive candidates will exhibit excellent communication and collaborative leadership skills; the capacity to develop and manage the structural, financial, and human resources of the Law School; a willingness to build the Law School’s endowment through philanthropy; and the ability to engage with a broad community of practitioners in law, business, and policy.

For consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner, Storbeck Search
Denielle Pemberton Heard, General Counsel & Managing Director, Diversified Search
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate, Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit the Pritzker School of Law’s home page at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 

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