Jennifer Mnookin to Lead the UCLA School of Law

Jennifer+MnookinJennifer Mnookin was selected as the ninth dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. An expert in evidence law, Dr. Mnookin is the David G. Price and Dallas R. Price Professor of Law at UCLA. She will become dean on August 1.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as the next dean of UCLA School of Law,” Professor Mnookin said. “Having served on the UCLA Law faculty for the past decade, I know firsthand what an exceptional institution it is. We have tremendously capable students, an extraordinarily talented and dedicated faculty and staff, and passionate and involved alumni and friends. I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to work together with the law school community, my campus colleagues and the broader profession, to build on the many strengths of this great law school, and to advance our core values of access, excellence, collaboration and innovation.”

Professor Mnookin joined the law faculty at UCLA in 2005. From 2007 to 2009, she served as vice dean for faculty and research and from 2012 to 2013 was vice dean for external appointments and intellectual life. Professor Mnookin is the founding faculty director of the law school’s Program on Understanding Science and Evidence. She is a co-author of Modern Scientific Evidence the Law and Science of Expert Testimony (Thompson Reuters/West, 2011).

Before coming to UCLA, Professor Mnookin taught at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. Dr. Mnookin also holds a Ph.D. in the history and social study of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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