Tommy Sangchompuphen

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Tommy Sangchompuphen

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success

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Tommy Sangchompuphen (“Dean Tommy”) joined the University of Dayton School of Law as the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success in 2017.

In this role, Dean Tommy is responsible for initiatives that promote the retention and advancement of law students throughout the law curriculum. He utilizes knowledge and skills in educational philosophy and research, student and instructor interrelationships, advising and counseling, and learning and study strategies to implement academic support services essential to law students’ academic success, learning experience, and bar passage.

Prior to joining the University of Dayton School of Law, Dean Tommy was Associate Dean for Student Learning and Assessment and Associate Professor of Law at Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (2012 to 2017) and Assistant Dean for Student Learning and Outcomes and Assistant Professor at Appalachian School of Law (2008 to 2012), where he has taught classes and courses in the areas of academic success and bar preparation. He assisted both law schools with the design and implementation of their assessment activities focused on student learning and success in the J.D. program. He helped to analyze findings from these assessment activities and reported back to the law schools and University administrations on areas where student remediation and institutional improvements could be made.

His students named Dean Tommy the Sandra C. Ruffin Distinguished Professor of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year, and PreLaw Magazine recognized Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law as the best law school for bar exam preparation in its Winter 2017 issue.

Since 2000, Dean Tommy has written and edited several books designed to improve students’ performance on the bar exam, including the primary course materials for BARBRI’s Essay Advantage courses in several states. He has also been involved with bar exam essay and performance test instruction in several states. He is a member of the Minnesota bar.

You can learn more about his work at his website:


Courses Taught

LAW 6805 Elements of Legal Analysis
LAW 6823 Advanced Legal Analysis


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
B.A., Yale University