Michelle Anderson, Dean, CUNY School of Law
Michelle J. Anderson became Dean of the City University of New York School of Law in 2006. Since that time, the School has earned the No. 1 ranking as the “Best Public Interest Law School” in the nation; continued its national, top-five ranking for “Best Clinical Training;” earned national, top ten ranking for “Best Law Professors;” achieved strong New York State Bar Exam pass rates; obtained membership in the Association of American Law Schools; developed the Pipeline to Justice Program to enhance student body diversity; and implemented the Incubator and LaunchPad programs through the Community Legal Resource Network.
Dean Anderson is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also graduated from Yale Law School, where she was Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, she clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge William Norris.
Dean Anderson has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and a Professor at Villanova University School of Law. A leading national scholar on rape law, Dean Anderson teaches Criminal Law at CUNY. #