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About David N. Yellen

David Yellen has served as Dean and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since July 2005. He was a member of the faculty at Hofstra Law School from 1988-2004, where he held the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professorship, and served as dean from 2001-2004. During the 2004-2005 year, he was the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Villanova University School of Law. He has also taught at Cornell Law School and New York Law School. Dean Yellen's major area of academic expertise is criminal law, particularly sentencing and juvenile justice. He has written extensively on the federal sentencing guidelines, served as an advisor to President Clinton's transition team on white collar crime, and argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his academic career, Dean Yellen clerked for a federal judge, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
B.A., magna cum laude, Princeton, 1979
J.D., cum laude, Cornell, 1984
Professional & Community Affiliations
American Bar Association Section of Legal Education
Chair, Deans’ Midyear Workshop
Member, New Deans’ Workshop Planning Committee

Member, Standards Review Committee

ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education
Association of American Law Schools, Co-Chair, Section on the Law School Dean
Blackburn College, Member, Board of Trustees
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, Member, Board of Directors
Cook County Justice for Children, Member, Board of Directors
Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, Member


Present Dean and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law


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Contact Information

RM 1232
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611