Come September, Stanford Law School’s class of 1998 will have produced not one, not two, but three deans of top law schools—and all three are women.
Kimberly Yuracko, the incoming dean at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Kerry Abrams, who will assume the deanship at Duke Law School in July, both received their Juris Doctors from Stanford in 1998. Columbia Law School Dean Gillian Lester was on the Palo Alto campus from 1992 to 1993 working toward her Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD), but didn’t defend her dissertation until 1998. (She taught at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in between.)
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