Anne Lukingbeal

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Anne Lukingbeal


Peter W. Martn

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From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Peter W. Martin; the videographer, Michael d’Estries. This video covers Anne Lukingbeal’s reflections on her career as Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Cornell Law School.

Lukingbeal’s areas of responsibility included admissions, financial aid, student services, the LL.M. program, registrar's office, academic support office, career services office, and the public service office. Dean Lukingbeal received her undergraduate degree in political science, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1972 and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1975. From 1975-78 she served as a trial attorney in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.

During her distinguished career, Lukingbeal garnered a number of honors. In 1999, she won Cornell University's Cook Award, given to individuals who work on behalf of women at the university. She was also awarded the Peter N. Kutulakis Award in 2005 by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Student Services, which annually recognizes the "outstanding contributions of an institution, administrator, or law professor in the provision of services to law students."

Over the years, Lukingbeal worked closely with a number of student groups at the Law School, including the Cornell Law Students Association, diversity organizations, and the Women's Law Coalition, which named its annual award after her.

During her tenure at the Law School, Lukingbeal was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence, the National Association of Law Placement Board of Directors, the Bar Admission Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education, and the Law School Admissions Council Board of Trustees.

Anne Lukingbeal retired in March 2015 after thirty-seven years of dedicated service.


Cornell Law School, Law school administration, Women deans, Women college administrators


Legal Education