Boston College Law School announced today that its next dean will be Odette Lienau, professor of law and former associate dean for faculty research and intellectual life at Cornell University Law School.

Lienau will become the inaugural Marianne D. Short, Esq., Dean at Boston College Law School, effective January 2023. The Marianne D. Short, Esq., Law School Deanship was established in 2021 through a $10 million gift from Boston College Trustee Marianne Short, executive vice president, chief legal officer and member of the Office of the Chief Executive at UnitedHealth Group and 1976 graduate of BC Law.