UCLA School of Law Welcomes Bill Kisliuk as Executive Director of Communications

July 19, 2016 – UCLA School of Law has announced that Bill Kisliuk will join the school today as executive director of communications.  Bill's background includes 10 years as a reporter and editor with American Lawyer Media’s Legal Times in Washington, D.C., and The Recorder in San Francisco. He also served as an editor with Los Angeles Times Community News before moving to UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he served as communications director for the last three-and-a-half years.

“Communications plays an incredibly important role in helping us share the exciting activities and achievements of the law school with the broader world,” said UCLA School of Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin.  “With his background in legal reporting and editing, and his substantive experience in communications elsewhere at UCLA, Bill is ideally poised to take UCLA School of Law’s communications efforts to the next level of excellence.”  

As a journalist, Bill covered and then supervised coverage of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal, law firms and the business of law, judicial appoints and elections, lobbying and law-related political affairs. He also served as managing editor of the Napa Valley Register, a daily newspaper where he supervised a team of reporters, editors, photographers and web producers. 

In his new position, Bill will oversee UCLA School of Law’s web and social media presence, development and production of videos, newsletters and other marketing materials, and production of UCLA Law Magazine. He will also oversee press relations for UCLA School of Law, whose faculty are a key media resource for legal expertise as well as providers of insightful commentary and perspective on numerous issues. UCLA School of Law and its faculty have been mentioned or cited by the press more than 9,100 times over the last year. 

Bill graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Communications.  He can be reached at: kisliuk@law.ucla.edu or (310) 206-2611. 

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