Chancellor and Dean's Office

“We are on the cusp of a revolution that will not simply change the way lawyers practice law, but also what it means to be a lawyer. At UC Law SF, we are prepared for this revolution.”

The Chancellor & Dean’s Office collaborates with campus leaders and UC Law SF stakeholders to guide strategic initiatives and priorities for the College.

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Chancellor & Dean

David Faigman is Chancellor & Dean and the John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco. He also holds an appointment as Professor in the School of Medicine (Dept. of Psychiatry) at the University of California, San Francisco. He received both his M.A. (Psychology) and J.D. from the University of Virginia. Professor Faigman clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Assistant Chancellor & Dean/Chief of Staff

Jenny Kwon advises the Chancellor & Dean on the administration of the campus and guides the implementation of college-wide strategic priorities, including developing partnerships and collaborations, managing government and tribal relations, and overseeing various DEI efforts. She completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, received her Master’s in Education from Harvard University, her Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and her Doctorate in Education from UC Davis.

Chief Diversity Officer

Mario Ernesto Lopez is the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at UC Law SF. He oversees campus-wide diversity initiatives, including diversity partnerships, implementing campus climate recommendations, first-generation programming, the California Scholars Program, and diversity recruitment. He is a key advisor and strategic partner with departments across the college. Mario earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, earned his Juris Doctor from UC Law SF, and is a member of the California Bar.

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Special Projects Manager & Executive Assistant

Sonia Chahal supports the Chancellor & Dean’s Office in scheduling, travel, office management, and finance. She manages projects which align with UC Law’s strategic priorities in conjunction with various campus partners. She also supports the Alumni Engagement team within the Advancement Office, managing events and donor meetings that involve the Chancellor & Dean’s Office. Sonia has over 9 years of professional experience within the UC system. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara and her Masters of Business Administration from California State University, East Bay.