Nell Jessup Newton

Nell Jessup Newton

Interim Dean
Visiting Professor of Law

Newton is a distinguished lawyer, legal scholar and educator with more than 20 years of leadership experience in legal education. She served as dean at the Notre Dame Law School from 2009 to 2019, building the school's curricular strengths in business, international law and intellectual property.

Newton has held many national positions in the legal education community, including the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admission Council. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Foundation for Law Career Research and Education from 2006 to 2018 and served as chair from 2014 to 2016.


  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1976
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1973
Nell Jessup Newton
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