Welcome to WashULaw

Dear Law School Community,

I am grateful to serve as dean of this remarkable institution, one of the very best in the country. As a visiting professor at WashULaw since 2010, I have been afforded a privileged view of its inner workings, and what makes us an exemplary place to teach, research, study, and work.

I look forward to building on the law school’s exciting upward trajectory. Our faculty are leading experts in their varied fields, which enriches the experience of our students who take their courses. Our students are selected from the top of a competitive applicant pool, traveling from all over the world to study with us. Our vibrant staff hold everything together, creating an environment where we can each fulfill our individual purpose.

Our alumni go on to become accomplished lawyers, judges, public defenders, and leaders of the legal field. We rely on their commitment to giving back to WashULaw through mentorship of our current students, donations, service on our boards and committees, and much more.

Together, these components create the foundation for our continued ascent.

Russell K. Osgood
Dean of the Law School


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Russell K. Osgood Headshot

Russell K. Osgood

Dean, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law

Vice Deans

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Scott Baker Headshot

Scott Baker

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development and William F. & Jessica L. Kirsch Professor of Law

Peggie R. Smith Headshot

Peggie R. Smith

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law

Associate Deans

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Gail Boker Headshot

Gail Boker

Associate Dean and Chief of Staff

Michael Koby Headshot

Michael Koby

Professor of Practice, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs

Joyce A. McCray Pearson Headshot

Joyce A. McCray Pearson

Associate Dean of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer in Law

Sarah Narkiewicz Headshot

Sarah Narkiewicz

Associate Dean for Clinical Education; Director of Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Director of Tax LL.M.

Katherine Scannell Headshot

Katherine Scannell

Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement

Elizabeth Walsh Headshot

Elizabeth Walsh

Associate Dean, Student Life

Chris Wyrick Headshot

Chris Wyrick

Special Projects Consultant

Assistant Deans

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Mary Ann Clifford Headshot

Mary Ann Clifford

Assistant Dean, Admissions, Lecturer in Law

Jeanne Heil-Chapdelaine Headshot

Jeanne Heil-Chapdelaine

Assistant Dean and Director, Graduate and International Programs, Lecturer in Law

Tomea Mersmann Headshot

Tomea Mersmann

Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruiting and Professional Development; Lecturer in Law

Jeff Roberts Headshot

Jeff Roberts

Assistant Dean & Director of Facilities