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Jennifer Mnookin

UW-Madison Chancellor

Jennifer L. Mnookin, J.D., Ph.D., is the 30th leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 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, Chancellor Mnookin served as dean of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law. She first joined the UCLA Law faculty in 2005, she served as Vice Dean for Faculty and Research from 2007 to 2009, and Vice Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Intellectual Life in 2012–13. She became dean in 2015.

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.

In 2020, Chancellor Mnookin was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. She served for six years on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology and Law, and co-chaired a group of senior advisors for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report on the use of forensic science in criminal courts.

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Day One Welcome

Day 1: November 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Welcome

Chief Diversity Officer Dr. LaVar J. Charleston and Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin will open the Diversity Forum, with a special Native Nations Tribute by Twin Tails Singers.