Dean of Law School Search
Boston College has named Odette Lienau, professor of law and former associate dean for faculty research and intellectual life at Cornell University Law School, as the inaugural Marianne D. Short, Esq., Dean at Boston College Law School, effective January 2023. Professor Lienau will succeed Vincent Rougeau who stepped down in February 2021, to become the 33rd President of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Dean, Boston College Law School Announcement
— May 2022
Dean, Boston College Law School Search Update
— November 2021
BC Law School Dean Prospectus Published
— October 2021
Updates Announcement of the Search Committee
— August 2021
Announcement of Dean Rougeau’s transition to the Presidency of Holy Cross
— February 2021
Following a process of consultation with the BC Law and University communities, a Prospectus was published in October, starting a process which has now completed.
Search CommitteeLearn more
A ten-member search committee has been formed. Led by Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley, the committee includes five Law School faculty and four members of Boston College’s senior leadership team.
Search Partner & ProspectusLearn more
Boston College Law School engaged Storbeck Search to lead the search process.
Thank you for your interest in the Boston College Law Dean’s search. If you have further questions, please direct them to the Office of the Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Law Dean’s Search: Timeline
- Search Committee announced: August 2021
- Storbeck Search named as search partner: September 2021
- Community listening sessions in preparation for developing and publishing position prospectus:
Thursday, 9/23/21: Alumni Leadership
Monday, 9/27/21: Staff
Monday, 9/27/21: Faculty I
Tuesday, 9/28/21: Faculty II
Tuesday, 9/28/21: Current students I
Wednesday, 9/29/21: Dean’s Advisory Board
Wednesday, 9/29/21: Alumni
Thursday, 9/30/21: Dean's Leadership Team
Thursday, 9/30/21: Current students II
- Prospectus publication: October 2021
- Candidate identification: Late Fall 2021
- First round interviews: Early 2022
- Finalist interviews and site visits: Late Winter 2022
- Search Completed: May 2022
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