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Trustee Bryant Garth Named Interim Dean at UC Irvine School of Law

Garth succeeds L. Song Richardson who has become the President of Colorado College.

Monday, July 12, 2021

UCI Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hal S. Stern has appointed Bryant Garth as Interim Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law). Garth, who returns to UCI Law after retiring in June 2019, assumed the deanship on June 2, 2021. A national search for the next permanent dean is expected to begin later this year.

Garth has remained affiliated with UCI Law as Professor Emeritus of Law and the Co-Director of the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (CERLP), which plays an active role in connecting UCI with a community of lawyers and scholars dedicated to advancing research and public engagement on legal profession issues. He was the Vice Dean and a Distinguished Professor of Law when he retired in 2019.

Garth has served as an active member of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees since July 2014.

For the full press release, please visit the UCI Law website at

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