Gregory Mark named dean of DePaul University College of Law

Gregory Mark will assume the role of dean at DePaul University College of Law on July 1, 2011. He currently serves as vice dean, professor of law and the Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, N.J.

“Professor Mark’s experience and effective leadership will ensure that DePaul’s College of Law will continue on its path of providing society with great lawyers and ground-breaking legal research,” said DePaul Provost Helmut Epp in a statement.

Mark returns to Chicago, having earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was articles editor for the law review. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a master’s in history from Harvard University. He served as a teaching fellow in the history department at Harvard from 1981 to 1985, and a law clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in 1988 and 1989.

In addition to serving as vice dean at Rutgers, Mark has taught as a professor of law for the past 14 years and has been a member of the graduate faculty in history at Rutgers, Newark.

“I look forward to returning to Chicago and the work ahead leading DePaul’s College of Law,” Mark said in a statement. “Its deep roots in Chicago and its nearly 100-year commitment to intellectual achievement, access to education and social justice constitute a venerable tradition upon which I hope to build.”

Mark will replace Warren D. Wolfson, a former Illinois Appellate Court judge who was named interim dean of the College of Law in August 2009. Wolfson will join the College of Law faculty.