Deans & Administration

Dean of the University of Miami School of Law

David Yellen

Dean, School of Law
M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law

dny10@miami.edu

David Yellen became Dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law on July 1, 2022. This is Yellen’s third deanship. He served as Dean and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law from 2005-2016. During this time Loyola was recognized as one of the...

Office of the Dean

James M Bond

Associate Dean, Finance and Administration & Lecturer in Law

j.bond@miami.edu

(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

c.bradley1@miami.edu

(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...

Charlton C. Copeland

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Intellectual Life; Litigation and Dispute Resolution Concentration Affiliated Faculty

c.copeland@miami.edu

(305) 284-2376
Charlton Copeland joined the faculty in 2007. He teaches Civil Procedure I and II, Federal Courts, Administrative Law, and the Regulatory State. In addition, he has served as the Faculty Coordinator of the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program, and the Law School’s Washington, DC Externship Program, where he teaches Federal...

Andrew B Dawson

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

a.dawson@miami.edu

(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

r.sharpless@miami.edu

(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...

Department Deans

Georgina A. Angones

Asst. Dean, Advancement
Law Development & Alumni Relations

g.angones@miami.edu

(305) 206-1594
Georgina "Georgie" Alfonsin Angones 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 the University of Miami and the leadership honor society of Omicron Delta Kappa. Prior to joining the...

Sandra Friedrich

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

s.friedrich@umiami.edu

(305) 284-5691
Sandra Friedrich is the Assistant Dean, International Graduate 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...

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

m.lennon@umiami.edu

(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 26 years, serving for the last thirteen 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.

g.levy2@umiami.edu

(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

a.perez18@miami.edu

(305) 284-1880
Dean 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. Dean Perez began her career at Miami Law in 2010 as an Associate Director...

Katrin Hussmann Schroll

Assoc. Dean of Admissions, Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

kxh720@miami.edu

(305) 284-4859
Katrin Hussmann Schroll oversees the Offices of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Student Recruitment at the University of Miami School of Law. Dean Schroll is actively involved with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), currently serving as a member of LSAC's Board of Trustees, and the Chair of the Schools and Candidates...

Janet E Stearns

Dean of Students & Lecturer in Law

jstearns@miami.edu

(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...