Announced on June 11, 2020
Justin Cruz, assistant dean of admission and diversity initiatives at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for a three-year term beginning May 28.
“I am honored by this opportunity and look forward to representing the Fowler School of Law in this leadership role,” Cruz said.
LSAC, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education, created and administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), an integral part of the law school admission process.
“In his time as assistant dean of admission and diversity initiatives, Justin has led a team that has recruited some of the strongest and most diverse classes in the history of our law school,” said Matthew Parlow, dean of the Fowler School of Law. “His appointment to the LSAC Board of Trustees is a reflection of that commitment to advancing access and equity in legal education.”
In addition to his appointment to the LSAC Board of Trustees, Cruz has held various other leadership positions, including as a member of the LSAC Diversity Committee, a standing executive committee member for the Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals, and a board member of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association. He also previously served as vice chair for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and mentorship chair for the Law School Admissions Minority Network Group.
Prior to joining the Fowler School of Law, Cruz served as associate dean of student affairs at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, and as assistant director of admission at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) in San Diego. In addition, Cruz was an adjunct professor at TJSL, where he taught in the Intellectual Property Law Practicum course. He earned his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and his JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.