Linda S. Greene will be the inaugural dean of the Michigan State University College of Law following its transition from an affiliate to a Michigan State University constituent college. Professor Greene will begin her new job on June 1.
Professor Greene serves on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Law. She first joined the faculty there in 1989 and holds the Evjue-Bascom Professorship. She was the inaugural vice chancellor of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California, San Diego.
“It will be a great honor to serve as the next dean of the Michigan State University College of Law and to continue the great work of previous leaders and members of faculty,” said Professor Greene. “I have been blessed with experience at a sister land-grant university that shares MSU’s commitment to rigorous intellectual endeavor and service to the broader community. I’m honored by the opportunity to lead the College of Law at this exciting moment in its history. I look forward to raising the visibility of the College of Law’s excellence and collaborating on new ventures that will benefit the college and its stakeholders, the university, and the state.”
Professor Greene’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law, civil rights law and sports law, where she has written extensively on the intersections between athletics and equality. Prior to entering academia, Greene served as an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York City, a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles, and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Professor Greene is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.