McGreal Named Next Dean of School of Law


Paul McGreal

McGreal Named Next Dean of School of Law

Paul McGreal will become the dean of the Creighton law school on July 1.

“Creighton is pleased to welcome Dean McGreal as the next leader of the School of Law,” said University Provost Edward O’Connor, Ph.D. “Dean McGreal has had a brilliant career as an administrator and legal educator, and in private practice. We are excited he has chosen to continue his excellent work at Creighton.”

McGreal earned a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School, a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College.

McGreal’s areas of expertise include constitutional law, religion and the law, First Amendment rights, corporate compliance and business ethics. He is the author of more than 35 articles and essays for law review publications at such institutions as the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Most recently, McGreal served as dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, a position he’s held since 2011. Prior to Dayton, McGreal was director of faculty development and professor of law at Southern Illinois University’s School of Law from 2006 to 2011. He served as interim associate dean for a year at SIU.

“I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to join the Creighton University community and to serve the Jesuit mission of educating men and women for others,” McGreal said. “And I am privileged to join a faculty and staff at the School of Law who are strongly committed to the success of their students and alumni, and who make significant contributions to the legal profession.”