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Regents pick UCLA law school dean to lead UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jennifer Mnookin will succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank to lead UW-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin System regents have selected UCLA's law school dean to lead UW-Madison.

The regents announced Monday that they have picked Jennifer Mnookin to succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Mnookin has served as dean of the School of Law at UCLA since 2015.

She also has served as a law professor at the University of Virginia.

She holds a law degree from Yale. Mnookin beat out four other finalists for the job, including UW-Madison Provost John Scholz; Ann Cudd, University of Pittsburgh provost and philosophy professor; Marie Lynn Miranda, a Notre Dame statistics professor; and Daniel Reed, a University of Utah computer professor and former provost.

Mnookin will start her job at UW-Madison on Aug. 4.

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