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University of California Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2014

Bryant Garth is Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California Irvine School of Law, where he has been since 2012. 

Bryant previously served as Dean of Southwestern Law School from 2005-2012 and Dean of the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law from 1986-1990.  He was the Director of the American Bar Foundation from 1990-2004. 

His scholarship focuses on the legal profession, the sociology of law, and globalization.  Two of his books, co-authored with Yves Dezalay, Dealing in Virtue (1996) and Asian Legal Revivals (2010), were given the Herbert Jacobs Award from the Law and Society Association as the best books in the field of Law and Society published that year.  Bryant served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education from 2011-2014 and is on the Executive Coordinating Committee of the After the JD project, the first longitudinal study of the legal profession.  He chairs the advisory committee of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE).

Bryant received his BA magna cum laude from Yale University, his JD from Stanford Law School., and his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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