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The School of Law is an innovative force in legal education, providing world-class training based on a foundation of public service, interdisciplinary studies and clinical education. It is the only law school in the State University of New York system.

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James A. Gardner

Interim Dean; SUNY Distinguished Professor; Bridget and Thomas Black Professor.

Interim Dean James A. Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Bridget and Thomas Black Professor.

A member of the law faculty since 2001, Gardner is a highly regarded specialist in constitutional and election law. He is a prolific scholar who has published six books, as well as numerous book chapters, articles and review essays.  Gardner recently was recognized as one of the 10 most frequently cited scholars in the field of election law by Election Law blog. 

On December, 2014, SUNY Distinguished Professor James A. Gardner was named interim dean by Provost Charles F. Zukoski.