SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, UNITED STATES, November 2, 2022 / -- San Luis Obispo College of Law is pleased to announce that Erica Flores Baltodano will serve as the law school’s new Campus Dean effective January 2023. Dean Baltodano takes over the school leadership from Dean Jan Marx who is retiring after four and one-half years as Campus Dean to focus more of her attention on her growing responsibilities as a San Luis Obispo City Council Member, President of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority, Central Coast Community Energy Policy Board Member, and incoming Vice Mayor.

“We are thrilled to have a lawyer of Dean Baltodano’s caliber join the senior leadership of our law schools,” said Mitchel Winick, President and Dean of Monterey College of Law. San Luis Obispo College of Law is one of four campuses that make up MCL’s family of nonprofit California Accredited Law Schools that each have their own campus dean. “Dean Baltodano has more than two decades of experience as an attorney, policy advocate, professor, and writer in the areas of employment law, environmental justice, civil rights, and constitutional law,” said Winick. “Although Dean Marx, as a former local mayor, city councilwoman, attorney, and law professor will leave big shoes to fill, Dean Baltodano is the perfect person to lead our law school program here in San Luis Obispo,” said Teri Goldner, Chair of MCL’s Board of Trustees.

Dean Baltodano is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Sociology and Public Policy and earned her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. She spent the first half of her career engaged in cutting-edge legal and policy advocacy on behalf of low-income communities and communities of color in Los Angeles. Her work has been described as reshaping the environmental justice movement from one focused on the unfair distribution of environmental burdens ...(read more)