Law School Welcomes New Dean

Law Dean Garry Jenkins
Monday, August 1, 2016

Garry W. Jenkins has begun his tenure as Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Law, becoming the 11th person to hold that position. Dean Jenkins previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, where he was also director of the Program on Law and Leadership, an initiative that he co-founded. Prior to entering academia, Dean Jenkins was chief operating officer and general counsel of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, a $200 million-plus international corporate foundation. He earned his JD from Harvard University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and went on to clerk for Judge Timothy Lewis on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Dean Jenkins also earned an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his BA from Haverford College. He replaces David Wippman, the previous dean, who left the Law School to assume the presidency of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.