Stephen Ferruolo is dean of the University San Diego School of Law. He was previously the founding partner and chair of the San Diego office of the Goodwin Proctor law firm. In private practice, he represented technology and life science companies with a special emphasis on corporate finance and governance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the American, California, and San Diego Bar Associations. Ferruolo is a 1971 graduate of the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he earned a Masters in Philosophy in 1973. Ferruolo received his MA in 1975 and PhD in 1979 in History at Princeton University and was an assistant professor of History at Stanford University. After graduating from Stanford Law School in 1990, he served as a clerk for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.