Senior Associate Dean of Enrollment and Financial Aid
Jay Austin
Rutgers Law School
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
Camden: (856) 225-6837; Newark: (973)353-3057

Jay L. Austin is the senior associate dean of enrollment management and financial aid at Rutgers University Law School.  Previously, Dean Austin had been the inaugural dean of admissions and student financial services at the University of California, Irvine School of Law from January 2011 through June 2019.  Before, joining UCI, he was the director of admissions, financial aid, and scholarships at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy School of International Affairs, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baku, Azerbaijan from 2009-2011.

  • Biography

Dean Austin also served as the assistant dean of admission and financial aid at Penn State Dickinson School of Law 2002-2009, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law 1994-2002, the director of admissions at the University of California Hastings College of Law 1989-1994 and as an admission officer at both Columbia University School of Business (1985-1989) and Columbia Law School (1978-1985).

Dean Austin has also served on various committee and leadership positions on the various campuses including president of the Black Faculty and Staff Association at UC Irvine, and as chair of the LGBTQ Board at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dean Austin has also had extensive engagement with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) including chairing Minority Affairs Committee (now known as the Diversity Affairs Committee), member of the Board of Trustees 1998-2001, 2003-2005 and 2012-2015 and a member of the Finance and Legal Affairs Committee and the Investment Committee.  Dean Austin identifies as a man of the trans-experience and has presented extensively on such topics as diversity, LGBTQ+ issues and admissions policies and creating inclusive communities.