Rudy Hasl

Rudy Hasl
Rudy Hasl
Professor of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law;
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude;
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia;
H.A.B., Xavier University
Phone: (619) 961-4215

Dean Hasl has earned the distinction of currently being the longest serving law school dean in the nation. He has achieved more than 30 years as dean at TJSL and three other ABA law schools, including Saint Louis University, St. John’s University and Seattle University. Over the decades, he has built a successful track record in fundraising, capital improvement planning and oversight, and institutional reputation building. At TJSL, he has significantly increased the diversity of the faculty and staff as well as the student population so that TJSL is consistently ranked as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation. He has added several new and successful academic programs, including summer study abroad programs in Hangzhou, China, and Nice, France, and launched three new LL.M. programs with an international focus. He also has significantly bolstered the academic support programs at TJSL.


Much of Dean Hasl’s time and energy the past few years was devoted to the planning and construction of TJSL’s new eight-story campus that opened for classes in January 2011. He has extensive experience in leadership positions within the American Bar Association (ABA), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Law School Admissions Council. Dean Hasl has served as Chair of the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and its Accreditation and Standards Review Committees. He also served as the ABA representative on the board of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO). Dean Hasl recently was appointed to serve a three-year term on the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Faculty and Students. In addition, he served four years as a member of the TJSL Board of Trustees from 2001-2004 before being appointed Dean in 2005.



Introductory Remarks, 3 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 143 (2004)

Opening Remarks, 11 St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary 617 (1996)

Rededication Speech, 70 St. John's Law Review 121 (1996)


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    January 22, 2013
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