Dear WFU faculty, staff and students:

Following the completion of a national search, we are excited to share that Wake Forest has named Andrew R. Klein as the next Dean of the School of Law, effective July 1.

Currently interim chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and executive vice president of Indiana University, Klein served as dean of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law from 2013 to 2020.

Professor Klein is a gifted teacher of tort and environmental law who has won numerous awards, including ten teaching awards from students, three faculty leadership awards, two outstanding administrator awards and the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. For his years of service to IUPUI and to the McKinney School of Law as dean, Klein was honored with an IU Bicentennial Medal in 2019 and a Chancellor’s Medallion in 2021. See the Wake Forest news website for more details about his experience and accomplishments.

His exemplary legal and administrative career along with his demonstrated commitment to service and teaching have prepared Professor Klein well to lead Wake Forest Law at this important time. He will bring the vision and experience necessary to sustain the law school’s significant momentum and ensure it remains at the forefront of legal education.

We are grateful to the members of the search committee for bringing Professor Klein to Wake Forest. We also offer our deepest gratitude to Nell Newton for steering the law school brilliantly as interim dean for the past year.

Please join us in welcoming Andrew Klein to Wake Forest.


Susan R. Wente, Ph.D.

Michele Gillespie, Ph.D.


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