Loyola Law School has announced the selection of Victor J. Gold as the school’s 16th dean.
Gold, currently acting dean and senior vice president, is a professor and William M. Rains Fellow who joined the school in 1984. His selection was “the culmination of a months-long, nationwide search” after its former dean, David W. Burcham, left in January to become executive vice president and provost of Loyola Marymount University.
A former tenured law professor at Arizona State University and associate at the Los Angeles firm of Nossaman, Krueger & Marsh, Gold served as Loyola Law School’s associate dean of academic affairs from 2000 to -2005, where he oversaw a drive to recruit professors and emphasize faculty research.
Gold attended both college and law school at UCLA before his admission to the State Bar in 1975, and he has earned accolades as an educator and administrator, including an Excellence in Teaching Award from Loyola’s graduating class of 2007.
The author of six books on the Federal Rules of Evidence, Gold has also written articles on evidence and advocacy law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the author of bar exam questions on contracts, remedies and evidence in California and Arizona.
He has also served as a legal analyst for CBS News and provided legal commentary to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, NBC News, CNN and other outlets.