Stanford Law School Appoints New Dean

Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School Appoints New Dean

George Triantis, the Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business and a senior associate vice provost for research at Stanford, has been appointed as the new dean of Stanford Law School.

Triantis, who joined the Stanford faculty in 2011, will assume his new position on June 17, 2024—succeeding Provost Jenny Martinez.

“I’m so pleased that George will serve as the new dean of Stanford Law School,” Martinez says in a Stanford Report. “I have worked with him for several years, and I know that he has a deep commitment to making sure that every member of our diverse community feels included and can thrive. His integrity, wealth of experience at Stanford, and collaborative style of leadership will greatly benefit the students, faculty, and staff of the law school, as well as Stanford’s senior leadership team. Stanford Law School has a reputation for excellence and innovation in both research and teaching, and I know George will help the school chart an exciting path in the years to come.”


Triantis is well known for his work bridging economic theory and legal practice. He pioneered the application of options theory to the study of contracts and commercial law and developed principles of contract design spanning the stages of the contract lifecycle. Triantis’ recent publications delve into topics such as the impact of bargaining power in negotiations and contract design, as well as the forces of disruption and innovation in transactional legal practice. Additionally, his work highlights how the U.S. bankruptcy process has evolved into a forum for public policy decision-making across a broad spectrum of social issues.

“I’m honored to succeed Jenny Martinez as dean and looking forward to the opportunity to serve in this role,” Triantis says. “Law and robust legal institutions play critical roles in addressing the most pressing challenges to our society, and Stanford Law School must lead in promoting vigorous and open debate in key areas of law and public policy. In doing so, it is essential that we draw from a broad pool of talented individuals who bring diverse life experiences, perspectives, and methodologies, and that we continue to build together a vibrant community in which constructive, respectful, and inclusive exchange thrives.”

“I have been fortunate to work closely with George Triantis,” Jane Schacter, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law and co-chair, with former Provost Persis Drell, of the search committee for the new dean, says. “I have seen up close his deep commitment to the students, faculty, and staff at Stanford Law School and to building a truly inclusive, diverse, and intellectually vibrant community here. He has a naturally collaborative spirit. I very much look forward to working with him.”

Sources: Stanford Report, Stanford Law School

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