Dean Emeritus

Leigh H.

Taylor

Los Angeles, California

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Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 1999

Chair of the Board of Trustees 2004-2006


Leigh Taylor is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, with extensive teaching experience in Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Conflict of Laws.


His interest in education led him to law teaching in the early 1970s, first at DePaul University College of Law where he taught a variety of courses, served as associate dean and directed the law clinic. In 1977, he became the youngest law school dean in the country when he was appointed to that post at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and the following year was selected for the deanship at Southwestern Law School where he served for 27 years.


Leigh was a long-term member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees and also served as Chair of LSAC. Leigh was a member of the ABA Law School Accreditation Committee for several years, often being called upon to chair law school site evaluation teams for both the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).


Leigh received his BA from the University of Tulsa, his JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from New York University School of Law.  He was also a Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 1999

Chair of the Board of Trustees 2004-2006


Leigh Taylor is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, with extensive teaching experience in Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Conflict of Laws.


His interest in education led him to law teaching in the early 1970s, first at DePaul University College of Law where he taught a variety of courses, served as associate dean and directed the law clinic. In 1977, he became the youngest law school dean in the country when he was appointed to that post at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and the following year was selected for the deanship at Southwestern Law School where he served for 27 years.


Leigh was a long-term member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees and also served as Chair of LSAC. Leigh was a member of the ABA Law School Accreditation Committee for several years, often being called upon to chair law school site evaluation teams for both the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).


Leigh received his BA from the University of Tulsa, his JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from New York University School of Law.  He was also a Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.