Office of the Dean

  • David F. Levi portrait

    David F. Levi

    Dean and Professor of Law

    Phone: 919-613-7001
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    David F. Levi became the 14th dean of Duke Law School on July 1, 2007. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California with chambers in Sacramento. He was appointed United States Attorney by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and a United States district judge by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.

  • Curtis A. Bradley portrait

    Curtis A. Bradley

    William Van Alstyne Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies

    Phone: 919-613-7179
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    Curtis Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, as well as a co-director for the Center for International and Comparative Law.  His scholarly expertise spans the areas of international law in the U.S.

  • Liz Gustafson

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    Phone: 919-613-7229
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  • Tia Barnes portrait

    Tia Barnes

    Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

    Phone: 919-613-7264
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    Dean Barnes works with various components of the curriculum including new initiatives, the development and maintenance of academic policies, the recruitment and evaluation of faculty members, academic planning and scheduling, and internal and external protocols. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University School of Law.

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    Frances Conrad

    Senior Manager, Dean’s Office and Academic Affairs

    Phone: 919-613-8541
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    Frances Conrad  is the primary administrative manager of the Office of the Dean and Academic Affairs. She is a liaison to several University offices, manages faculty records and office space, and supervises the Dean’s Office financials and administrative staff. She is a graduate of George Mason University.

  • Janse Haywood

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-7006
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    Janse Haywood has been a member of the Law School’ Dean’s Office Staff for 35 years.  She has served in a myriad of capacities including as Assistant to the current and four former Deans.  She has served on the staff of the Duke Law Magazine since its creation in the 1980s, and is currently the Editor of Alumni Notes for both print and web.  She continues to work on various projects and assignments in the Dean’s Office.

  • Sandra G. MacLachlan

    Assistant to the Dean

    Phone: 919-613-7001
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    Sandie came to Duke as an experienced Executive Assistant August 2011 and is currently working as Assistant to Dean Levi.  In this capacity, she is assisting with the Dean’s meeting and travel schedules as well as day to day activities in the Dean’s suite.  Originally from Los Angeles, she studied music at Pasadena College.  After living in the coastal town of Camden, Maine for the last 15 years, she moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband and daughter.  Her son is currently a student at the University of Maine.

  • Katy Musolino

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-7004
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    Katy is responsible for processing and maintaining financial records and providing administrative support as needed for the Dean’s Office and Academic Affairs.  She has previously worked in Alumni & Development at the Law School and in the University Secretary’s office.  Katy received a BA from the University of Tennessee and an MEd from the University of Memphis.  She enjoys music, storytelling,  knitting, and supporting young local musicians.

  • Amanda Lacoff portrait

    Amanda Lacoff

    Dean’s Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-8527
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    Amanda returned to the Law School in January 2013, working on special projects as Dean Levi’s Fellow.  Originally from Greensboro, she received an AB in International Relations and AM in International Policy Studies from Stanford.  She worked in Washington, DC for a number of years, focusing on democratic development in sub-Saharan Africa, before returning to NC to attend Duke Law.  After graduating in 2006, she clerked for Judge James A. Wynn, Jr., on the NC Court of Appeals, for Justice Robin Hudson on the Supreme Court of NC, and then again for Judge Wynn on the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.