LaVonda Reed Named Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law

LaVonda N. Reed, J.D., former dean and professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, has been named dean of The University of Baltimore School of Law. Following an extensive national search led by an internal committee and the WittKieffer search firm, UBalt President Kurt L. Schmoke, in consultation with representatives from the law school, selected Reed from among five finalists.

In announcing Reed’s appointment, President Schmoke said, “I am pleased and excited to welcome LaVonda Reed as dean of our law school. She is an outstanding leader who will build on the strengths of the law school and engage with other deans in developing outstanding interdisciplinary programs. In a short time, she will be viewed as an impactful leader by the state bar and Maryland citizens in general. My special thanks to the members of our search committee, who worked diligently on the process that led us to Dean Reed.”


Dean Reed said, “I am excited to join the University of Baltimore as the dean of the School of Law as the university celebrates its centennial anniversary. The school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, impactful research, and service to the legal academy and the profession is as inspiring as the people who make up this wonderful academic community. I look forward to building on the work of providing access to an affordable education and actively engaging the broader law school community in supporting faculty, staff, students, and alumni in achieving their academic and professional goals and advancing the mission of the school. This work aligns with my values, and I am honored and excited about my return to the State of Maryland.”

Reed earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

WittKieffer’s Werner Boel and Ashley Winters Musser led this search.

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