Lindsay Kendrick named dean of students

Lindsay Kendrick, who joined NYU Law last November to head the Law School’s diversity and inclusion efforts, has been appointed dean of students, effective July 2, Dean Trevor Morrison has announced.

“Since joining us last year, Lindsay has become a very important leader of the NYU Law community," Morrison says. "She brings great wisdom, sound judgment, and a deep commitment to our students—as well as to the goals of diversity and inclusion—to all that she does, and I am very grateful to her for taking on this new role.”

Lindsay Kendrick
Lindsay Kendrick

Kendrick will continue to serve as the Law School’s assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, a role that she inaugurated. “Aligning our Office of Student Affairs more closely with diversity, belonging, and equity efforts strengthens our ability to create an inclusive environment that supports our students,” Morrison says. “We also plan to expand the diversity and inclusion team to ensure that we have the necessary resources to shape and advance this important work.”

Kendrick says that she's eager to begin working with NYU Law students in her new position. “They are so amazing, and brilliant and passionate—you can tell each one of them is going to transform the world in any number of ways,” she says. “The opportunity to work more closely with the students, as well as to have a broader platform to foster our inclusion and belonging efforts, is really exciting.” 

She adds that she is “looking forward to the opportunity to think more strategically about ways in which we can be innovating to support our students.” 

Kendrick came to NYU Law from Ropes & Gray, where she was diversity and inclusion manager. Among other things, she launched firm-wide unconscious bias training, developed a diversity-focused recruitment strategy, and implemented a mentoring program. Previously, Kendrick was East Coast diversity manager at Sidley Austin and practiced for five years as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. 

Kendrick holds a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University; a JD from Howard University, where she served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal; and an MS in Organizational Change Management from the New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.

Posted July 2, 2019