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

Associate Deans

Faculty and Staff Directory
Gail Boker Headshot

Gail Boker

Associate Dean and Chief of Staff

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

Vice Dean for Institutional Success

Assistant Deans

Faculty and Staff Directory
Mary Ann Clifford Headshot

Mary Ann Clifford

Assistant Dean, Admissions, 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