Western State College of Law at Westcliff University has named Marisa S. Cianciarulo as its next dean.

Cianciarulo currently serves as interim dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Her interim deanship is due to end June 30, when Paul Paton, the Thomas W. Lawlor Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Alberta, Canada, will become dean.