Guthrie reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Cybele Raver, Vanderbilt University’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced today that the university has reappointed Chris Guthrie as dean of the Vanderbilt Law School. The reappointment is for a five-year term starting July 1, at which point Guthrie will have completed 15 years in the role.  

“I’m so pleased to renew Chris Guthrie’s appointment as dean—it is a testament to his outstanding leadership, both here at Vanderbilt and in higher education, more broadly,” Raver said. “Under Guthrie’s visionary leadership, the Law School has achieved landmark successes across key areas of faculty hiring and highly cited scholarly inquiry, innovative new programs in legal education, and the launch of highest-impact clinics and programs. I know that he will continue to inspire and support our faculty, students and staff to achieve our bold ambitions in the years ahead. 

“Under Dean Guthrie’s leadership, the Law School has continued to advance and excel in critical areas including the ethical application of artificial intelligence, access to justice and political economy issues,” Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “I look forward to his continued impact on making the Law School a preeminent choice for faculty and students around the globe.” 

Guthrie said he is honored and humbled to continue his deanship. 

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