Ouellette Named New Law Dean

Lewis & Clark has appointed Alicia Ouellette as the next dean of Lewis & Clark Law School.

After an extensive national search,  Lewis & Clark has appointed Alicia Ouellette as the next dean of Lewis & Clark Law School.

Ouellette, who recently completed a nine-year tenure as president and dean of Albany Law School in Albany, New York, succeeds Jennifer Johnson. Johnson has served as dean of Lewis & Clark Law School since 2014 and is stepping down in August. Ouellette will begin in January 2025. John Parry, associate dean of faculty, will step into the role of interim dean from August through December 2024.

At Albany Law School, Ouellette oversaw the execution of a transformative strategic plan, the fulfillment of an institutional affiliation with the University at Albany, the expansion into online graduate programs, and the completion of a record-setting fundraising campaign. Under her leadership, the school raised $33 million as part of a capital campaign, expanded its endowment by $21 million, and secured a $15 million gift from a single donor that endowed the law school’s Clinic and Justice Center.

“Lewis & Clark Law School is an exceptional institution, poised for even greater success in the future,” said Ouellette. “I look forward to working with its outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni to build on its many strengths.”