Deans & Administration

Dean of the University of Miami School of Law

Patricia S Abril

Interim Dean, School of Law

(305) 284-6999
Patricia Sánchez Abril, is Interim Dean of the University of Miami Law School and Professor of Business Law at the University of Miami Herbert Business School since 2004. Patricia has authored several widely cited articles in privacy, technology, and securities in various prestigious law reviews. Her work earned her the international...

Office of the Dean

James M Bond

Associate Dean, Finance and Administration & Lecturer in Law

(305) 284-3487
James M. Bond is the Associate Dean, Finance and Administration and Lecturer in Law. Mr. Bond’s administrative functions include all financial aspects of the law school including budgeting, capital planning, forecasting/financial modeling, internal controls and long-term planning.  He also administers the human resources and...

Caroline Mary Bradley

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs

(305) 284-2082
Caroline Bradley, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs, began her academic career in 1986, serving as a lecturer in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She obtained her LL.M. (first class) from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1984, and qualified as a solicitor before joining...

Andrew B Dawson

Professor of Law
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Judge A. Jay Cristol Professor of Bankruptcy Law

(305) 284-8446
Professor Dawson joined the Miami Law faculty in 2011. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award.  Before...

Rebecca A Sharpless

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning; Director, Immigration Clinic; Coordinator, Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus; Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration Affiliated Faculty

(305) 284-3576
Professor Sharpless is the founding director of the Immigration Clinic and teaches immigration law. She researches and writes in the areas of immigration law, progressive lawyering, and the intersection of immigration and criminal law. Her scholarship focuses on how hierarchies within these areas affect the most marginalized,...

Kunal M. Parker

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Dean's Distinguished Scholar

(305) 284-9788
Kunal Parker is a Professor and Dean's Distinguished Scholar with a PhD in History from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard University. Kunal Parker has recently completed Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015)....

Department Deans

Georgina A. Angones

Assistant Dean, Law Alumni & Community Relations

(305) 284-6470
Georgina "Georgie" Alfonsin Angones is an Assistant Dean for Alumni & Community Relations at the University of Miami School of Law. She is a Cuban-American who earned a B.A. from the University of Miami in 1972. She was a 1974 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Middle Management and is a member of both the Society of Iron Arrow at...

Sandra Friedrich

Lecturer in Law
Assistant Dean, International Law Programs; Director, International Arbitration Institute

(305) 284-5691
Sandra Friedrich is the Assistant Dean, International Law Programs and Director of the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Program and Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute and a Lecturer in Law. Previously, she practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York,...

Beth L. Haas

Associate Dean, Online Education and Lecturer

Beth Haas is a nationally recognized expert in online legal education. Before joining Miami Law in 2023, she served as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Online Education and Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. At Miami Law she directs all strategy for developing exceptional and...

Marni B. Lennon

Lecturer in Law
Assistant Dean, Public Interest & Pro Bono; Director, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center; Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration Affiliated Faculty

(305) 284-2599
Marni Lennon is the Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono and a Lecturer of Law. She is the founder and director of the  HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, has worked and taught at the University of Miami School of Law for 27 years, serving for the last fifteen years as the Assistant Dean for Public Interest and...

Gregory M Levy

Assoc. Dean, Law Academic Affairs and Student Services
Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives; Director, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

(305) 284-6087
Greg Levy is the Associate Dean, Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives and Director of Miami Law's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. In his capacity, as associate dean he leads a team of academic service professionals that oversee courses, registration, exam administration, graduation, bar...

Amy G Perez

Asst. Dean, Career and Professional Development – School of Law

(305) 284-1880
Amy Perez has worked in higher education since 2008, advising law students on a wide range of matters related to their academic, personal, and professional success. Since joining Miami Law in 2010, she has served in several career development and student affairs roles. In 2019, Amy received the Society of Bar and Gavel's Guillermo Padron...

Katrin Hussmann Schroll

Assoc. Dean of Admissions, Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

(305) 284-4859
Katrin Hussmann Schroll is the Associate Dean of admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid at the University of Miami School of Law. In this role, Dean Schroll provides strategic leadership, policy direction, and operational oversight for all law programs, including JD, LLM, MLS, and SJD, related to Admissions, Institutional Aid,...

Janet E Stearns

Dean of Students & Lecturer in Law

(305) 284-4551
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law, joined the University of Miami Law School in October, 1999 as director of International and Foreign Graduate Programs. In 2007 she was appointed Dean of Students. Since 2011, Dean Stearns also regularly teaches Professional Responsibility. The ABA COLAP recognized Dean...