Kyle D. Logue has been appointed interim dean of the University of Michigan Law School.
Logue currently serves as associate dean for faculty and research in law. He succeeds Mark West whose term ends December 31.
His appointment, approved Thursday, October 19, by the U-M Board of Regents, is effective January 1 and runs until a permanent dean is appointed.
"I am delighted that Professor Logue has agreed to lead the Law School as interim dean. His outstanding reputation as a legal scholar and colleague, coupled with his wealth of experience as a faculty member, administrator, and researcher, makes him an ideal fit for this role," said Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "Under his leadership, I have no doubt that the Law School will continue its tradition of excellence during this interim period."
Dean West, who has worked alongside Logue since 1998, said, "I am thrilled that the provost has chosen Kyle, who enjoys extraordinary support from our community. He has always been willing to do whatever Michigan Law needs, and I’m beyond grateful for his leadership and willingness to continue to serve the school that has meant so much to both of us.”
Logue joined the Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1993 and was promoted to professor in 1998. He was appointed as the associate dean for academic affairs from 2006 to 2008. From 2006 to 2016, Logue served as the Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law and was then appointed as the Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professor of Law in 2016.
“This is an exciting time to lead the University of Michigan Law School. For more than 150 years it has been a leader in legal education and research and there is no better convergence of extraordinary faculty, dedicated staff, and talented students anywhere in the world,” Logue said. “Michigan Law has been my academic home for many years. I am honored and humbled to serve in this role and to build upon the Law School's legacy.”
Before joining U-M, he clerked for the Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham on the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1990 to 1991. Logue practiced law with the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta from 1991 to 1993.
Logue is widely recognized as a tax, torts, and insurance law expert, one of the nation’s leading scholars in all of those fields. Applying the tools of economic analysis, he is known for his work on products liability law, legal transitions (tax and otherwise), and the role of insurance as a type of private regulation.
He has published widely, including as co-author of one of the leading insurance law casebooks, Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2021, with T. Baker and C. Saiman). His publications have appeared in journals such as the Chicago Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Tax Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.
Logue teaches introductory torts, in addition to a range of tax and insurance courses.
Since 2010, he has served as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and was the associate reporter for the ALI’s Restatement of Law of Liability Insurance, completed in 2018.
Logue received his bachelor of arts, with highest honors, in 1987 from Auburn University, College of Liberal Arts. He received his JD in 1990 from Yale Law School.