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; 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

Katherine Scannell Headshot

Katherine Scannell

Vice Dean for Institutional Success

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 for Special Events and Programs

Peter Hook Headshot

Peter Hook

Director and Associate Dean of the Law Library

Michael Koby Headshot

Michael Koby

Professor of Practice, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs

Sarah Narkiewicz Headshot

Sarah Narkiewicz

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

Eva Ostrow Headshot

Eva Ostrow

Senior Associate Dean of Finance

Elizabeth Walsh Headshot

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

Sarah Hellin Headshot

Sarah Hellin

Assistant Dean of Academic Services & Registrar

Jeff Roberts Headshot

Jeff Roberts

Assistant Dean & Director of Facilities

Angela Smith Headshot

Angela Smith

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion