Professor and Associate Dean for Research Gregory Mandel has been appointed interim Dean at Temple Law School. He succeeds former Dean JoAnne Epps, who has been appointed Temple University Provost.

Mandel is a highly regarded scholar, teacher and a key member of the leadership team at Temple Law School, with strong relationships throughout the Law School, University, and broader legal community.

Epps, citing Mandel’s, “calm, steady leadership” and his contributions to her administration as Dean, expressed confidence that Mandel would bring stability during this time of transition. “Greg Mandel is a trusted advisor whose work has been instrumental to the law school’s success in recent years,” she said. “I’m grateful to Greg for his willingness to take on this new role and I know that he will continue to serve the law school well.”

Mandel joined the Temple Law faculty in 2007. He is an expert in intellectual property and the interface among technology, science, and the law. He teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, and Property, a required course for first-year law students. He is an accomplished scholar whose work has been selected as top intellectual property and top patent law articles of the year; his article Patently Non-Obvious was identified as one of the most-cited patent law articles of the past decade.

Before joining Temple, Mandel was a professor and associate dean for research at Albany Law School. He has also held visiting professorships at the University of Paris-Nanterre, through a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant; the University of Canterbury School of Law in New Zealand; and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Law in Spain. Before entering academia, he practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in San Francisco. Mandel also served as law clerk for Judge Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and interned for Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

“It has been a true pleasure working so closely with JoAnne, and it is an honor to continue the incredible work she has done at Temple Law School,” Mandel said. “I am excited about our future and am looking forward to helping lead the law school into it.”

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