January 6, 2012 -- Dean Rachel F. Moran, Michael J. Connell distinguished professor of law, was named by PODER Hispanic Magazine as one of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics. She was featured in the magazine’s December/January 2012 issue for her leadership as the first Latina dean of a top-ranked U.S. law school and for her earlier work as a scholar of education and civil rights law.
Dean Moran, the eighth dean of UCLA School of Law, is highly active in the legal community. In September 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve in a key administrative post as a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. She was appointed as president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2009. Dean Moran is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools. She sat on the standing committee of the Division of Public Education, American Bar Association; serves as a member of the editorial board for the Supreme Court Preview; and is a member of the advisory board for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement. She is currently a senator for the Phi Beta Kappa Society.