Lesley Wynes
Lesley Kagan Wynes

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management
Assistant Dean of Academic Experience

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Lesley Kagan Wynes is the Assistant Dean for Academic Experience at Kellogg.  In her role, Lesley oversees the teams responsible for registration and records, experiential learning, and academic advising.  Within this role, Lesley leads the schools efforts around integrating these out-of-classroom elements to ensure a distinctive experience for students and superlative support for Kellogg faculty.  In addition to her role as Assistant Dean, Lesley is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Management at Kellogg.

Prior to her role at Kellogg, Lesley was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law for 10 years.  Lesley’s experiences with higher education administration range from implementing programming for academic counseling to overseeing the day-to-day administration of instructional programs and student-record keeping.  In her work as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs:  Curriculum, Lesley worked with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to plan and implement the law school curriculum and drive areas of curricular innovation.  Lesley also spent two years in law practice at the Chicago office of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.

Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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Juris Doctor, 2002, Harvard Law School
B.A., 1999, Political Science and Spanish, University of Michigan, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Positions
Assistant Clinical Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Unviersity, 2014-present
Instructor, IN FOCUS Seminar, Northwestern University, 2010-present
Instructor, Pre-Law Institute, School of Law, Northwestern University , 2005-2009

Other Professional Experience
Assistant Dean for Academic Experience, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs: Curriculum, Northwestern University Law School, 2013-present
Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Programming, Northwestern University Law School, 2009-2013
Director of Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx), Northwestern University Law School, 2008-2009
Co-Director of Academic Counseling, Northwestern University School of Law, 2007-2008
Associate, McDermott, Will & Emery, 2002-2004
Summer Associate, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, 2000-2000

Honors and Awards
Robert H. Childress Outstanding Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee, 2007-2008
Student Bar Association Outstanding First-Year Course Professor Award Nominee, 2006-2007
Student Bar Association Outstanding Small-Course Professor Award Nominee, 2006-2007
Student Bar Association Outstanding First-Year Course Professor Award Nominee, 2004-2005

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Wynes, Lesley Kagan and Susan E. Provenzano. 2014. Teaching in Reverse: A Positive Approach to Analytical Errors in 1L Writing. Loyola Law Journal. 39(1)

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