Judith Daar

Judith Daar will become the 16th dean of Chase College of Law, July 1.

“Chase has a long history of providing outstanding legal education as reflected in a strong network of proud and accomplished alumni,” she said following her selection by Northern Kentucky University. “I look forward to working with the talented faculty and staff who are dedicated to shaping Chase’s highly capable students into practice-ready and service-minded attorneys, poised to take their place as leaders in the legal profession.”

Her own role in the legal profession includes teaching, administration, and leadership in professional associations.

During the current academic year, she is a visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law and a clinical professor at the university’s School of Medicine. She was previously interim dean of Whittier Law School, in Costa Mesa, California, where she was a professor of law from 1994 to 2017 and associate dean for academic affairs from 2008 to 2012.  She has taught Property, Wills & Trusts, Health Law, Bioethics, and Reproductive Technologies and the Law. Her academic focus in health law concentrates on emerging technologies in family formation

Professionally, she has been a president and a board member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and a co-chair of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Bioethics Committee. She has chaired the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine since November 2014. She was elected in 2012 to the American Law Institute. Her latest book, The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies, was published in 2017 by Yale University Press.

Her law degree is from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan.