New dean hired for School of Law

New to school: Carla Pratt has been name the new dean for the Washburn University School of Law. Pratt will succeed current Dean Thomas Romig.

Charles Rankin

President Jerry Farley announced at the Washburn Board of Regents meeting that the university has named Carla Pratt dean of Washburn University School of Law.

Pratt is known as an expert on legal education equity and has over 20 years of experience as a law educator and commercial litigator. She currently serves as dean for diversity and inclusion at Dickinson Law, part of the Pennsylvania State University system.

Pratt has served on multiple committees and commissions on diversity and equity and is the recipient of Dickinson Law’s Philip J. McConnaughay award for outstanding achievement in diversity-related work.

“We are extremely excited to have Carla join Washburn as dean of the School of Law,” said Farley in a press release. “She has a deep commitment to the legal profession, to teaching and to community.”

JuliAnn Mazachek, vice president for academic affairs, shared Farley’s excitement.

“We are truly thrilled to have Carla join Washburn,” said Mazachek in a press release. “Carla brings a passion for teaching, a deep commitment to her students and an ability to lead and inspire fellow faculty. She will be a wonderful addition to our faculty and to Washburn Law.”