Jane Korn, vice dean and the John D. Lyons Professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, has been named dean of Gonzaga’s School of Law. She has received teaching awards and held several administrative posts at the University of Arizona since 1986. Korn earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1983. “Gonzaga is a school that stands for something, that attracts bright students with a passion for social justice,” she said. “The faculty is an incredibly committed group of talented teachers and scholars, dedicated to the profoundly important work of educating law students… I look forward to becoming part of the larger Gonzaga family, both alumni and friends, and working together to continue the tradition of excellence.”
Korn will replace Earl F. Martin, who became dean in July 2005 and stepped down to become Gonzaga’s executive vice president. Law Professor George Critchlow has served as acting dean during the 2009-10 and current academic years.