B.A., Providence College; M.P.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; J.D., University of Notre Dame; LL.M., The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School; LL.M., J.S.D., Yale University
Dean Schenck joined the Law School in 2009 after serving in the Army for more than 25 years, initially as a Signal Corps Officer and then as a judge, lawyer, and educator in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. During her final years of Service, she was appointed as a military judge on the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals in 2002. In 2005, Dean Schenck was the first woman appointed as a Senior Judge on that court, where she served until she retired. She also served concurrently as an Associate Judge on the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review after her appointment by the Secretary of Defense in 2007. In 2008, retiring with the rank of colonel after nearly 20 years of Service in the JAG Corps, Dean Schenck served as Senior Adviser to the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in Military Services.
As an Army attorney, Dean Schenck held a variety of positions and received the 2003 Judge Advocates Association Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Award (Army). Her practice experience included positions such as Environmental Attorney and Executive Officer for the Department of the Army, Judge Advocate General’s Criminal Law Division. At the United States Military Academy, West Point, she served as Chief of the Administrative and Civil Law Division, Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Military law, Co-Course Director for Introduction to Legal Methods, and the Law Department Academic Counselor. She received the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Achievement Award and was one of five West Point faculty and staff members to be inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
Dean Schenck’s other assignments as an Army attorney included: Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Chief, Criminal Law Division, Supervising Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Chief, Claims and Legal Assistance Divisions, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker; Acting Command Judge Advocate, Claims and Legal Assistance Attorney, and Trial Counsel and Infantry Brigade Legal Advisor, Republic of Korea; and Assistant Fielding Team Chief and Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth.
Dean Schenck has authored numerous articles and wrote Modern Military Justice: Cases and Materials (West 2012) with fellow author Interim Dean Greg Maggs.
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