Mandel named Temple law school dean

Gregory N. Mandel, dean of Temple's Beasley School of Law, has been named permanent dean, effective May 1.

Mandel, who has been interim dean since July, succeeds JoAnne A. Epps, who became Temple's provost last year. Joining Temple in 2007, he had served as associate dean for seven years before getting the interim appointment.

“Greg’s presence will strengthen Temple Law’s academic reputation and build its capacity to prepare our students to enter the legal profession and serve their communities,” Temple President Richard M. Englert said in announcing the appointment.

Mandel's areas of expertise are intellectual property law, innovation and technology and law. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy from Wesleyan University.

"I am honored to be a part of advancing both Temple Law’s commitment to being at the forefront of how law schools can contribute to society through scholarship, advocacy, and community involvement," Mandel said in a statement, "and the role that legal education can play in shaping the next generation of lawyers.”