Marcus Cole named dean of the Notre Dame Law School

Marcus Cole
Marcus Cole has been appointed dean of Notre Dame Law School

Law School Professor G. MARCUS COLE, the William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law, has been appointed dean of the Law School and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. Cole will assume the deanship in the summer of 2019.

“Professor Cole has been a member of the Stanford Law School faculty for 22 years and has made an indelible and positive mark on this institution as a teacher, scholar and citizen of the school, the profession and the wider world,” said M. ELIZABETH MAGILL, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. “He will be sorely missed, but his wide-ranging intellect, deep learning and passion will make him a great leader, and we wish him well in this new chapter.”

A leading scholar of the empirical law and economics of commerce and finance, Cole joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 1997 where he held two endowed chairs and served for five years as associate dean for curriculum and academic affairs. Before joining the Stanford Law faculty, Cole was an associate with the Chicago law firm of Mayer Brown. He clerked for Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“This transition is a bittersweet moment for me. I have spent 22 wonderful years among the most special people I have ever known. The professional excellence of the Stanford Law faculty is commonly known, and second to none,” Cole said. “My colleagues here held me and my work to the highest standards of excellence and persistently challenged me to rise to my best on all occasions. Mere words cannot express how deeply I admire and appreciate each and every member of this faculty, as people and as professionals.”

Read more on the Stanford Law School webpages.