David Levi, dean of the Law School, announced last week that he will step down from his position in June 2018. 

Since Levi became dean in 2007, he has overseen several expansions of faculty, fundraising and scholarship programs at the Law School. According to a Duke Law News report, the 14th dean's accomplishments include raising $123.2 million for the Law School during the seven-year Duke Forward campaign, increasing student aid from $5 million in 2007 to $15 million in 2017 and establishing the Center for Judicial Studies.

“We have something very special here in the culture of the place," Levi said in his announcement. "I am proud of what we have accomplished in the past 10 years and what we are poised to accomplish in the years to come. I am also filled with a sense of gratitude to our wonderful faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”

A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the American Law Institute, Levi also recently served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the American Judicial System and co-chair of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice.

“David has been a wonderful colleague in every way: innovative, creative, smart and a pleasure to work with,” Provost Sally Kornbluth told Duke Law News. “He has led the Law School brilliantly and has set the stage for the continued success of a great school.”