Rachel Moran appointed dean of UCLA School of Law

Rachel F. Moran, the Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law at the University of California — Berkeley School of Law, has been selected as the eighth dean of UCLA School of Law. Moran will be the first Latina dean of a top-ranked U.S. law school.

“I'm very pleased to welcome Rachel Moran to the UCLA community,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.  “As a long-standing University of California faculty member, she is well acquainted with the university's unique role in higher education. Her record of scholarship has earned her the highest regard among her peers, and I am confident the School of Law will continue to thrive with her visionary leadership and commitment to academic excellence.”

Moran said it’s an honor and a privilege to serve as dean of UCLA School of Law.

“This is a very special place with an outstanding faculty, talented students, dedicated staff, distinguished alumni and generous benefactors,” she said.

Moran, who teaches torts, education law and race and the law, will assume the role of dean and professor of law on Oct. 15.