THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks an exceptional leader to become Dean of its McGeorge School of Law, as successor to Dean Francis J. Mootz III, who will be rejoining the faculty after five years of exemplary service in helping to transform the law school to meet and redefine its mission in the midst of what has been a most challenging time for law schools. The successful candidate will be a creative, dynamic, and visionary leader who can continue the law school’s upward trajectory―someone who will build on the accomplishments of the past and help the school move to a new level of excellence.

Founded in 1924, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California. McGeorge is a leader in legal education, committed to preparing students to practice law successfully in the 21st century. Its Trial Advocacy and International Law programs are regularly ranked among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This year the National Jurist magazine ranked McGeorge third in the nation in Government Law, and the Law School Admissions Council selected McGeorge as the First Place winner of the Diversity Matters Award.

McGeorge School of Law is one of nine Schools/Colleges at the University of the Pacific, including a Graduate Division/School. The law school offers J.D., LL.M., M.S.L. and J.S.D degrees, and will be offering Masters in Public Policy and Masters in Public Administration degrees this fall. These are the only Public Policy Masters degrees in the nation offered through an ABA-approved law school. Locally, nationally, and internationally, generations of leaders are being trained through innovative curriculum and experiential learning programs, and today, more than 13,000 alumni are making a difference in all 50 states and 52 countries around the world.

The University of the Pacific, founded in 1851 as California’s first chartered university, is one of the West’s most distinctive, student-centered national universities. Pacific is a dynamic, independent, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, first professional, and graduate degrees to over 6,250 students in nine schools on three campuses. For additional information, please visit McGeorge is a strong law school with many distinctive features―an excellent faculty, innovative teaching, supportive alumni, an exceptional campus, a unique location in California’s capital, and a supportive university. Pacific seeks a visionary dean with exceptional leadership credentials to lead the law school into the future by raising the national profile, enhancing distinctiveness, promoting career development, building financial resources, and helping to develop the Sacramento campus.

The full position description is available at All correspondence, including applications, nominations and inquiries should be emailed to the Dean Search Committee c/o John Amer at A complete application will include a letter of interest and a current resume, which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis up to the application deadline of October 21, 2016. All correspondence will be held in strict confidence. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.