B.A., summa cum laude, New York University at Albany
J.D. with honors, DePaul University School of Law
Steven J. Kaminshine, professor of law, returned to the faculty on July 1, 2017, after serving as dean for 13 years, first as interim dean in 2004 and then as dean from 2005 to 2017. Prior to becoming dean, Kaminshine served as associate dean for academic affairs. He has been a member of the law faculty since 1985 and teaches courses in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure and Employment Law. His scholarship focuses on labor and employment issues, and he frequently speaks on topics related to employment law and to the state of legal education.
Kaminshine is a past president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and serves on its executive board. He also has been an active member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the Georgia and Atlanta Bars and has twice chaired the Atlanta bar’s section. Before joining the faculty, Kaminshine was a partner in a labor and employment law practice in New York City and spent three years at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C. His undergraduate degree in history (summa cum laude) is from New York University at Albany, and he received his J.D., with honors, from DePaul University School of Law, where he served on the DePaul Law Review.