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Law School Hires Its First Woman Dean In Nearly 100 Years – Above the Law

Law School Hires Its First Woman Dean In Nearly 100 Years – Above the Law


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Dean LaVonda Reed (Photo by Meg Buscema/Georgia State University)

The University of Baltimore School of Law recently announced that LaVonda N. Reed will become its first woman dean in nearly 100 years. Reed currently serves as dean and professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, and is due to take on her new role on July 1.

Reed, a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, clerked at the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and joined the world of legal academia in 2001 after a stint at Paul Hastings. She taught at Louisville and Syracuse, for five years and 15 years respectively, before joining Georgia State as dean in 2021. As noted by Baltimore Law, her research and teaching focuses on wills and trusts, property, and communications regulatory law and policy.

In a statement, Reed reflected on her upcoming role as Baltimore Law’s dean:

“I am excited to join the University of Baltimore as the dean of the School of Law as the university celebrates its centennial anniversary. The school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, impactful research and service to the legal academy and the profession is as inspiring as the people who make up this wonderful academic community. I look forward to building on the work of providing access to an affordable education and actively engaging the broader law school community in supporting faculty, staff, students and alumni in achieving their academic and professional goals and advancing the mission of the school. This work aligns with my values, and I am honored and excited about my return to the State of Maryland.”

Congratulations to Dean Reed!

University of Baltimore Law Hires First Woman Dean [Law.com]

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.



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