Greg Brandes

Greg BrandesTrustee

Sofia University welcomes Greg Brandes to our Board of Trustees. A Professor of Law with over 30 years of experience, he’s served as Dean at three law schools and is a renowned expert in distance education, online pedagogy, and higher education administration. His influential work in legal education and bar exams continues to shape the field.


Greg Brandes is a Professor of Law who has served as Dean and Executive Dean of three law schools. An expert in distance education, assessment, governance, higher education regulation and administration, and online/hybrid pedagogy, he co-edited Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education: Collected and Recommended Practices, the 2015 edition of the Working Group’s guide to distance learning in law schools. He helped states navigate decisions regarding bar exams during the 2020 pandemic, publishing, along with co-authors, the influential, Secure Online High Stakes Testing: A Serious Alternative as Legal Education Moves Online, SSRN- id3570587. He has taught numerous courses in law school and bar review for over 30 years, and served as a senior member of two university’s leadership. Dean Brandes received a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a B.A. from Marycrest College. He is a member of the state bars of Colorado and Illinois, and is admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

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Kathryn LaurinChair of the Board of Trustees

Allen Huang, Ph.D.Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Daniel Ping YuTrustee

Menglin Cao, Ph.D.Trustee

Geoffrey M. CoxTrustee

Miao YangTrustee

John WiddowsonTrustee

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