Lonnie T. Brown Jr. has been named dean of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will also serve as the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law. He begins his new duties on July 1.
“I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the College of Law’s dean,” said Professor Brown. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students, and alumni to continue attracting and educating the future leaders of our profession and broader community.”
Currently, Brown is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Georgia School of Law. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs for the law school and an administrative fellow in the office of the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Brown joined Georgia’s School of Law in 2002 after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law from 1999 to 2002.
Professor Brown is a graduate of Emory University, where he majored in English and was student body president. He earned his law degree at Vanderbilt University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.