Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Associate Dean for Research


Associate Dean Byron Stier
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 738-6809
Fax: (213) 738-6698

The Associate Dean for Research fosters the growth of Southwestern’s intellectual community. As part of this mission, the Associate Dean serves as a resource to faculty for feedback on articles and institutional advancement of research agendas, promotes faculty understanding of research into effective teaching methods, as well as innovation in their own courses, assists faculty in promoting their scholarship, advocates for new programs to support scholarship, and keeps the faculty up-to-date on new publication resources and development among law journals. In conjunction with the Faculty Development Committee, the Associate Dean also organizes educational opportunities for faculty to improve their scholarship and teaching effectiveness and coordinates the outside speaker’s series, the in-house speakers’ series, and the faculty reading group.