Office of the Dean

  • Kerry Abrams

    Kerry Abrams

    James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law and Professor of Law

    Phone: 919-613-7001
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    Kerry Abrams became the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law and professor of law on July 1, 2018. She is the 15th dean of Duke Law School. Dean Abrams teaches courses in immigration, citizenship, and family law, and is well-known for scholarly writing on family-based migration, the legal regulation of immigrant families, the history of immigration law, and constitutional family rights.

  • Margaret Lemos

    Margaret H. Lemos

    Robert G. Seaks LL.B. ’34 Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research

    Phone: 919-613-7099
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    Lemos is a scholar of constitutional law, legal institutions, and procedure.  Her scholarship focuses on the institutions of law interpretation and enforcement and their effects on substantive rights. She writes in four related fields: federalism; administrative law, including the relationship between courts and agencies; statutory interpretation; and civil procedure. Her articles have been published in the Supreme Court Review as well as in the Harvard, New York University, Texas, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame law reviews.

  • Liz Gustafson

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Counsel to the Dean

    Phone: 919-613-7229
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  • Tia Barnes

    Tia Barnes

    Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

    Phone: 919-613-7264
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  • Amanda Lacoff

    Amanda Lacoff

    Assistant Dean, Academic Initiatives

    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.

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    Frances Curran

    Assistant Dean for Academic Administration

    Phone: 919-613-8541
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  • Suze Bear

    Director of Curriculum Management

    Phone: 919-613-7101
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  • Matt Duncan

    Matt Duncan

    Dean’s Office and Academic Affairs Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-7006
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