The University of California, Irvine School of Law has named Bryant Garth its interim dean, effective June 2.
Garth succeeds L. Song Richardson, who will become the president of Colorado College in July. A national search for the permanent dean of UCI Law will begin later this year.
Garth joined UCI Law in 2012 and served as a distinguished professor and vice dean before his retirement from those posts in 2019. Since then, he’s remained involved as a professor emeritus and the co-director of the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession.
Garth is a graduate of Stanford Law School, with research expertise on the legal profession, the sociology of law, and globalization. He is the co-author of two books, Dealing in Virtue and Asian Legal Revivals.