Greg Sergienko joined Concordia University, School of Law as the Associate Dean of Academics in June of 2012. An experienced legal educator, Professor Sergienko comes to Concordia Law after serving as the associate dean of academics (2003-2004, 2007-2009) and professor of law (1999-2012) at Western State University, College of Law, in Fullerton, Calif. During his tenure at Western State, Prof. Sergienko was instumental in helping guide the school through the process of gaining full ABA approval. In his second term as dean, he helped increase the bar-passage rate from 17% to 73% (February '07 to July '08).
Prof. Sergienko has served as visiting faculty at several law schools including the University of Chicago, the University of Richmond, the College of Wiliam & Mary, the University of Maryland, Wayne State University, Southern Illinois University, and Albany Law School.
Prior to teaching, Prof. Sergienko clerked for the Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1985-1986, before becoming an associate at Barrett, Hale & Gilman in Seattle, Wash.
Prof. Sergienko received his Bachelors of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1980. His thesis examined the growth of products liability law from a social and economic perspective. Awarded his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1985, Prof. Sergienko contributed to the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
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