Introducing Dean Garry W. Jenkins
The University of Minnesota Law School invites you to a reception for Garry W. Jenkins, the Law School’s 11th Dean.
Program with remarks will begin at 5:45 p.m.
RSVP is requested by Wednesday, September 21.
Garry W. Jenkins is the dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He became the Law School’s 11th dean in July 2016. Previously he served as associate dean for academic affairs and John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. His research and teaching interests are in law and philanthropy, corporate governance, and leadership studies. His scholarly articles have been published in leading law reviews and interdisciplinary journals, and his scholarship has been honored for excellence in three different subfields: nonprofit law, global justice, and corporate law.
Prior to entering academia, Dean Jenkins was chief operating officer and general counsel of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Before that, he was an attorney with the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he counseled public charities and private foundations, formed and advised private investment funds, and negotiated mergers and acquisitions.
He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.