Lewis & Clark Law School has named longtime professor Jennifer Johnson dean. Johnson, who teaches business and securities law has served on the Lewis & Clark faculty since 1980.

She succeeds Robert Klonoff and will become the first woman to be the law school's permanent dean. Lydia Loren served as interim dean in 2006-2007. 

“Jennifer Johnson, with her exemplary record as a teacher and researcher and with her vast knowledge of the law school, is ideally positioned to lead the school through the next stage of its remarkable journey,” Lewis & Clark President Barry Glassner said in a statement. “I cannot imagine anyone better qualified than Professor Johnson to navigate the challenges and opportunities of legal education in this new era, while continuing the school’s steadfast commitment to putting students first.”