Dean of Gonzaga University School of Law
Following graduation from law school, Dean Korn clerked for the United State Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. She then began practicing law at Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York City. In 1986, Dean Korn moved to Arizona to begin teaching at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. In 2005, she became Acting Associate Dean and then Associate Dean of IT and Curriculum. In 2009, she became Vice Dean.
Dean Korn has written widely in the area of employment discrimination in general and particularly disability law. Her writing on the ADA has focused primarily on what it means to be disabled. Her articles have addressed mental illness, discrimination against cancer survivors, and discrimination against people who are obese.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dean Simpson joined the law faculty as an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing in August 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in August of 2012. Prior to joining the law faculty at Gonzaga Law School, she spent three years teaching at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Before entering the teaching field, Dean Simpson spent two years in general practice in Iowa City, Iowa, and five years as an employment defense litigator for Workland and Witherspoon, P.L.L.C., in Spokane, Washington.
In addition to teaching, Dean Simpson is actively pursuing her passion and commitment to respecting human life. To this end, she has published articles in the area of the death penalty and protecting caregivers in the workplace. As a contributing faculty member to the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Dean Simpson also researches, publishes, and speaks in the area of assessment and teaching.
Associate Dean of Students
Dean Holland joined the faculty at Gonzaga University School of law as an assistant professor of Legal Research and Writing in August of 2008. In addition to her responsibilities as Associate Dean of Students, she also teaches Legal Research and Writing and coaches the National Trial Team.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dean Holland practiced law as a litigator for sixteen years. Most recently, she served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in the Corrections and the Social and Health Services divisions. She represented the State in areas ranging from constitutional rights claims brought by inmates to child abuse and neglect cases. Dean Holland also worked as a resource attorney for The Children’s Law Project; served as a prosecutor, where she was lead attorney on cases involving sex crimes and child abuse; and served as a judicial clerk.
Associate Dean for Faculty
Research & Development
Dean Jason Gillmer has been a member of the faculty at Gonzaga University School of Law since 2010.
Dean Gillmer has also taught at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, at American University Washington College of Law, where he was a visiting professor, and Stanford Law School, where he was a teaching fellow.
Dean Gillmer is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on race, slavery, and civil rights, including issues of interracial intimacy, racial identity, and racial and class ideology.
Dean Sepinuck became a member of the Gonzaga law School faculty in 1991, having previously practiced tax in California and commercial law in Florida.
Dean Sepinuck is a nationally recognized expert in the area of commercial law . He has authored nine books and numerous articles on the subject, chaired of the ABA’s UCC Committee, and served as the ABA Advisor to the Joint Review Committee for Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and Scholar in Residence at the law firm of Paul Hastings, LLP. The primary focus of his current scholarship and activities is in training law students and junior attorneys for the practice of transactional law.
Associate Dean for Global Education
Dean Ballard joined the Gonzaga Law faculty in 2004, and was named Associate Dean in 2014.
Dean Ballard’s scholarship focuses on legal protections for home, both domestically and internationally. During her 2010-11 sabbatical, she received a Fulbright grant to study the country of Georgia’s steps to comply with international legal norms regarding post-conflict restitution of homes and property.
Within the Gonzaga community, Dean Ballard has worked to strengthen the Twinning Agreement between the Oregon and Colombian Provinces, spending July 2009 at Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia, studying Spanish and Colombian culture.