Gonzaga hires Jane Korn as dean

Gonzaga University School of Law has hired Jane B. Korn to be the school’s next dean. Korn is currently the vice dean and the John D. Lyons Professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she has been since 1986.

Korn will become the Law School’s first female dean on July 1.

“She is a person who speaks her mind very well, she is articulate and says want she means and means what she says,” said Don Curran, a Gonzaga Trustee and GU Law School alumnus. “She, by reputation, is a very balanced individual with a fair and even temperament; she is very intelligent and very courteous to people. I think she is going to be a wonderful fit for Gonzaga.”

The announcement follows a seven-month search to replace Earl F. Martin, who became dean in July 2005 and stepped down to become Gonzaga's executive vice president.

Korn, who teaches employment law, employment discrimination and civil procedure, is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. She clerked for a federal judge in Denver, and worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York for two years before joining the Arizona law faculty.

“Gonzaga is a school that stands for something, that attracts bright students with a passion for social justice, and I’m delighted to be joining the Gonzaga community,” Korn said.