Dean Allen Easley





J.D., Temple University
LL.M., Temple University
B.A., College of Wooster


Civil Procedure I and II


Dean Easley brings to Western State College of Law over thirty years of experience in legal education. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Washburn University School of Law for thirteen years, and as Dean at William Mitchell College of Law and the University of La Verne College of Law.

Dean Easley has served in numerous leadership positions at the ABA, AALS and LSAC, 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 for four years during its most recent 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 site inspection teams for the ABA, AALS and WASC.

  • Of Children’s Plates, Melting Pots, Tossed Salads and Multiple Consciousness: Tales from a Hapa Haole, 3 UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 75 (1996).
  • The Second Coming of the Eleventh Amendment, 30 Washburn L.J. 197 (1991).
  • An Examination of Choice-of-Law Theory and Practice in the Kansas Courts: A Historical Perspective on Rules and Reasons, 27 Washburn L.J. 407 (1988).
  • The Supreme Court and the Eleventh Amendment: Mourning the Lost Opportunity to Synthesize Conflicting Precedents, 64 Denver L. Rev. 485 (1988).
  • Class Actions—Washington Style: A Look at Washington Superior Court Rule 23, 8 Univ. of Puget Sound L. Rev. 557 (1985).
  • Buying Back the First Amendment: Regulation of Disproportionate Corporate Spending in Ballot Issue Campaigns, 17 Georgia L. Rev. 675 (1983).