John Valery White

Executive VP and Provost
Professor of Law
B.A., Southern University
J.D., Yale Law School, 1991

John Valery White is the second dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law and has guided the law school through the recession years while continuing its growth and development into a great law school. Dean White joined the Boyd School of Law from Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he was the J. Dawson Gasquet Memorial Professor of Law. At LSU, he taught for 15 years and wrote and lectured extensively about civil rights law. Dean White was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Insubria in Como, Italy, where he explored the role of civil rights law and multicultural theories in responding to globalism. He helped organize and direct a summer school in comparative law in Insubria and twice directed the LSU summer program in Lyon, France. Before teaching law, he was an Orville Schell Fellow at Human Rights Watch in New York City where he worked on prison and human rights practices in Egypt. Dean White received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1991, where he was a Notes and Topics Editor for the Yale Law Journal and participated in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Service Organization.

John White became the Executive VP and Provost of UNLV in July 2012. He retains his tenure in the Law School.