Gordon E. Dean
Assistant to the Dean, 1930-1932, Instructor in Law and Assistant to the Dean, 1932-1934

Gordon Dean was one of the group of faculty that Dean Justin Miller brought with him from the University of Southern California in 1930.  Dean had just completed his J.D. earlier the same year at that university.  At Duke Law he became Assistant to the Dean.  In 1931 the graduate degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) were added to the curriculum, and in 1932 Dean became the recipient of one of the first LL.M. degrees conferred by Duke University.

In 1934 Dean left Duke for a position in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He went on to be a professor of criminal law at the University of Southern California from 1946 to 1949, and in 1950 he became the second chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.  Dean died in 1958.


Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

Robert F. Durden, The Rebuilding of Duke University's School of Law, 1925-1947 (Part I)[https://perma.cc/K4QM-XH3A], vol. LXVI, no. 3, July 1989 North Carolina History Review 321

Robert F. DurdenThe Rebuilding of Duke University's School of Law, 1925-1947 (Part II)[https://perma.cc/V2QP-KHR2], vol. LXVI, no. 4, October 1989 North Carolina History Review 443

Robert F. Durden, The Launching of Duke University, 1924-1949 (1993)

Gordon Dean [perma.cc/KM8X-TXH5], Wikipedia (last viewed May 12, 2015)

Historic Faculty