Garry W. Jenkins

University of Minnesota Law School

Garry W. Jenkins is dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. His research and teaching interests are in law and philanthropy, corporate governance, and leadership studies. Prior to joining Minnesota Law, he was associate dean for academic affairs and John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and was chief operating officer and general counsel of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, a M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Dean Jenkins currently serves on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, including the Law School Admission Council, Haverford College, and the Guthrie Theatre.