Jennifer L. Mnookin (Chancellor: 2022- )

(Photo by Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

Jennifer L. Mnookin, the university’s 30th leader, began her tenure on August 4, 2022. She is a national expert on law, forensic science and evidence and has deep experience as an innovative and talented administrator.

Prior to joining UW–Madison, Mnookin served as Dean of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and as the Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law. Prior to joining UCLA Law, Chancellor Mnookin was Professor of Law and Barron F. Black Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

She received her A.B. from Harvard University, her J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in history and social study of science and technology from M.I.T.