February 01, 2006
Gail B. Agrawal, a 1983 graduate of Tulane Law School, has been named dean of Kansas University's Law School, it was announced today.
Agrawal, who once served as a law clerk for former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the late Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom, is KU's first female law school dean.
Agrawal has been at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School since 1997, serving in various posts, including associate dean for academic affairs and senior associate dean. She was named interim dean last summer.
She taught health law at Tulane Law School as an adjunct professor while a member of the New Orleans law firm, Monroe & Lemann. She also taught at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine before taking a teaching position at the University of Michigan.
Agrawal received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of New Orleans, a master’s degree from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a Juris Doctor from Tulane School of Law. Agrawal was articles editor for the Tulane Law Review.