Dean of Western State College of Law
LL.M., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1979
J.D., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1974
B.A., History, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1970
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Dean Easley is the Dean of the Western State College of Law at Westcliff University, a position
he has held since 2014. Previously, Dean Easley served as the Dean at the University of La
Verne College of Law, and at William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell/Hamline College
Dean Easley’s teaching and research focus is Civil Procedure, a required first-year class he
continues to teach every year in an effort to keep his pulse on the student body.
Dean Easley has over forty years of experience in legal education, including service in numerous
leadership positions at the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools,
and the Law School Admissions Council, the three major national organizations that support
legal education. At the ABA he was the chair of the Questionnaire Committee (now the Data
Policy and Collection Committee) for four years and served on the Standards Review Committee
during the early stages of a comprehensive review of the accreditation standards. At the AALS
Dean Easley chaired two different special committees on faculty recruitment services and
practices, chaired the Membership Review Committee, and served a three-year term on the
governing board of the AALS, the Executive Committee. At LSAC, Dean Easley chaired a user
Advisory Group that helped LSAC to revise and improve Admit-M, the predecessor to ACES 2,
the admissions software used by all law schools today.
In addition, Dean Easley has extensive experience in the accreditation process. He has served as
a member or chair of over twenty-five site inspection teams for the ABA, AALS, and WASC.