Former Dean Tom Campbell to Lead Chapman Law School

Haas Professor and former Dean Tom Campbell has been appointed dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, Calif., and has resigned from his faculty position at Berkeley-Haas.

After serving a five-year appointment as dean of the Haas School, Campbell stepped down in 2009 but remained on the school's faculty. In 2009, he took a leave to teach at Chapman, which opened in 1995. In 2009, the Chapman School of Law enrolled 547 JD and 76 LLM students.

"I am delighted for Tom that he’s chosen a law school deanship. His leadership will be a great asset to Chapman," says Dean Rich Lyons. "More personally, his support and coaching during the many years he and I worked together are greatly appreciated."

During Campbell's deanship at Haas, the school expanded several academic programs, increased fundraising to record levels, improved its showing in several major rankings, and launched several initiatives in socially responsible business and nonprofit management.

A Stanford Law School professor for 19 years, Campbell has taught Business Law in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program and the Evening & Weekend MBA Program.

Campbell's five-year appointment as dean of the Haas School was extended by one year so that he could take a one-year leave to serve as California director of finance in December 2004, an appointment made by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Campbell also was elected five times to represent the Silicon Valley area of California in the U.S. Congress and elected as a California state senator in 1993.