Johanna Bond Named Dean of Rutgers Law School

Johanna Bond, an accomplished academic leader and legal scholar, has been named dean of Rutgers Law School. Bond joins Rutgers after serving as the Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law, an endowed chair in the School of Law at Washington and Lee University, where she previously was associate dean for academic affairs. She also serves as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s Africana Studies and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.

“An accomplished legal scholar and a strong academic administrator, Professor Johanna Bond is uniquely qualified to serve as the dean of Rutgers University Law School,” said Antonio Tillis, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden. “Professor Bond brings an intellectual trajectory that complements the scholarly focus of the law faculty in Camden. As an academic administrator, she has a proven track record with leading a diverse faculty, financial management, pedagogical innovation, fundraising and alumni development. Further, her commitment to a student-centric approach to legal education and focus on civically engaged and experiential learning aligns well with the values of Rutgers-Camden. I look forward to welcoming Professor Bond to campus.”

“I am thrilled to lead Rutgers Law School, an extraordinary institution with an outstanding faculty and a long history of justice-oriented community engagement,” Bond said. “Rutgers Law has a deep commitment to access, diversity and inclusion, public service and excellence, and I am honored to join the Rutgers Law community as its next dean.”

WittKieffer’s Werner Boel and Ashlee Winters Musser led this search.

Read the announcement.