Roscoe Jones Jr. To Become Dean of Drake University Law School
Drake University has announced Roscoe Jones Jr. as its 22nd dean of Drake University Law School. Jones joins the school from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Public Policy Group. Jones will be the first Black dean of the law school.
“I am grateful to Provost Mattison and the search committee chaired by Professor Danielle Shelton for entrusting me with this responsibility. Drake Law School is a special place dedicated to shaping future government, business, legal, and judicial leaders,” Jones said in the announcement. “A Drake Law education is unique due to its focus on theory and practical learning. I am humbled to lead a community committed to an unwavering collegiality and a singular mission to prepare students to promote justice, service, and ethics. I look forward to serving our talented students as dean and working alongside our dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters to train the next generation of leaders, grow our impact, and improve justice through scholarship, teaching, and service.”
Jones will begin his role as dean on July 1.