Bonner Family Chair
President and Dean
Anthony Niedwiecki has been a law school associate dean or dean since 2010. His scholarly research focuses on metacognition and the need to better train students to transfer their learning to new and novel situations. His passion about political and legal rhetoric has driven his community activism and public service.
Niedwiecki was elected city commissioner and vice mayor of a city of 40,000 in south Florida in 2009. He was inspired to run for office after seeing an elected official publicly demean different groups, including the LGBTQ, African-American, and Caribbean-American communities. During that campaign, he married his husband, Waymon Hudson, in San Francisco.
Niedwiecki’s passion for the law and civil rights stems from his life experiences, having seen firsthand how laws can both stifle progress for equality and dramatically expand access to civil rights very quickly. He is dedicated to improving the community and transforming lives, important values he has carried throughout his life.
LL.M. in Legal Education, 2000, Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., 1995, Tulane Law School
B.A., 1989, Wayne State University
Golden Gate University School of Law: dean and professor of law, 2017–20.
The John Marshall Law School: associate dean for academic affairs, 2015–17; associate dean for skills, experiential learning, and assessment, 2013–15; director of lawyer skills program and full professor of law, 2010–15.
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center: associate professor, 2007–10; assistant professor, 2003–07; full professor, 2010; director of Legal Writing Skills and Values Program.
Temple University Beasley School of Law: assistant professor, co-chair of the Freedman Fellowship Program, 2001–03.
Arizona State University School of Law: legal writing professor, 2000–01.
Temple University Beasley School of Law: Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law, 1998–2000.
City of Oakland Park, Florida: city commissioner and vice mayor, 2009–10.
Broward County Resource Recovery Board: board member, 2009–10.
Broward County Human Rights Board: board member, 2009–10
Southern District of Texas, 1996
Northern District of Texas, 1997
State Bar of California: member of the law school council, 2019–. Law School Admissions Council: member of schools and candidates committee, 2019–. American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar: member of publications committee, 2015–; chair, 2015–17. Association of Legal Writing Directors: immediate past president, 2013–14; president, 2012–13; president-elect, 2011–12; board of directors, 2008–11; executive committee, 2009–11; ABA accreditation task force, 2011–17; chair of by-laws committee, 2010–12; chair of publications committee, 2011–12. Member of the sexual orientation and gender section of the Texas Bar. Member of the employment law section of the Texas Bar. Member of the Legal Writing Institute. Member of the Society for American Law Teachers.