Ellen M. Cosgrove, Associate Dean


Ellen M. Cosgrove joined Yale Law School in 2015 as Associate Dean overseeing the Offices of Student Affairs and Career Development. Dean Cosgrove came to Yale with twenty years of experience in higher education as an Associate Dean and Dean of Students, first at the University of Chicago Law School (1995–2004) and then at Harvard Law School (2004–2015). A 1984 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Dean Cosgrove spent four years in corporate and investment banking in New York before attending law school. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991 and practiced law at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae (an international law firm headquartered in New York City, now defunct) before transitioning into higher education. Dean Cosgrove currently is a trustee at the Practicing Law Institute, Inc., a nonprofit continuing legal education organization and serves on the Board of the National Association for Law Student Affairs Professionals. She previously served as a trustee of Mount Holyoke College, a director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (Massachusetts’ lawyers’ assistance program), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (Student Services Division). Dean Cosgrove has been honored by the students at Chicago (2001), Harvard (2006, 2009, and 2011) and Yale (2017) with awards recognizing her contributions to the law school community.

 

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1991
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1984

 

Contact

Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

Office: Room M88
Phone: (203) 432-7646
Email: ellen.cosgrove@yale.edu