The Next Dean of the University of Houston Law Center

Leonard M. Baynes has been selected as the next dean of the University of Houston Law Center. He will assume his new post on August 15.

Currently, Baynes is a professor at the School of Law of St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He also serves as the director of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at the University. He has served on the St. John’s University faculty since 2002. Earlier, he taught at the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Professor Baynes holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from New York University. He earned an MBA at Columbia Business School and a juris doctorate from Columbia Law School.

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