The College of Law is pleased to share the news that Professor Vikram David Amar has been reappointed as dean for another five-year term, pending Board of Trustees approval.
This reappointment follows the completion of his five-year review this academic year. The Dean Evaluation Committee was generous with its praise for Dean Amar’s service over the past five years. They indicated a strong appreciation for his efforts to enhance the scholarly profile of the College, attract and retain quality faculty members, and raise the College’s national ranking. He was also praised for increasing the quality of the student body, the percentage of students employed after graduation, and for raising the bar passage rate to levels that are consistent with the very best law schools in the country.
“Vik demonstrated a masterful command of the varied duties of a modern law school dean during times of uncertainty and external challenge, achieving an array of widely acknowledged accomplishments that more than merited reappointment,” said Professor Richard Kaplan, a member of the Dean Evaluation Committee.
Professor Andrew Leipold, another committee member, added, “A great day for the College of Law.”
Alumni were also included in the review process, a majority of whom expressed the opinion that Dean Amar developed effective alumni relations, enhanced the College's public reputation, and brought stability, optimism, and credibility back to the law school.
Upon receiving formal word of his reappointment, Dean Amar said he is “genuinely honored and deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue to help this exceptionally high-quality community of students, faculty, staff and alumni move ahead.”
“Even in these challenging and stressful times,” he added, “the future of the College of Law is extraordinarily bright.”
Please join us in congratulating Dean Amar on his reappointment and thanking him for his steadfast commitment to the success and excellence of the College of Law in its mission.