Jay Austin

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Financial Services

Jay Austin


  • University of Liverpool, MSc, International Management, December 2011
  • Columbia University, B.A. in Biology/Psychology, 1983

Prior positions

  • Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy School of International Affairs, Baku, Azerbaijan, Director of Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, 2009-2010
  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Inaugural Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, 2002-2009
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, 1994-2002
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Director of Admissions, 1990-1994
  • Columbia University, Assistant Director of Admissions, Graduate School of Business, and Admissions Officer, School of Law, 1981-1990


  • JLA Consulting Services to Higher Education, LLC: Wayne State University School of Law, 2008-2009, University of Indiana-Indianapolis School of Law, 2007
  • The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), Board of Trustees 1999-2001, 2003-2005
  • Brigham Young University Pre-Law Journal, Editorial Board, 1999-2005

Publication and presentation highlights

  • Austin has been a regular presenter at annual meetings and conferences of the Association of American Law Schools, Law School Admissions Council, National Association of Pre-Law Advisors and the Association of Higher Education and Disability, as well as a presenter to the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Minnesota State Bar Association CLE presenter on Diversity.
  • Austin's articles on minority admissions and diverse applicants have been published in various journals, including the Journal of Legal Education, St. John’s University School of Law Review and forthcoming in The End of the Pipeline at the Millenium - A Journey of Recognition for African Americans to the Profession of Law, (Carolina Academic Press, 2011)