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Faye Deal, Stanford Law School’s associate dean for admissions and financial aid, has spent more than 20 years serving in the law school’s administration. Originally an assistant registrar when she joined the Stanford staff in 1985, Deal went on to become an associate registrar, the assistant director of admissions, the director of admissions, and finally assumed the position of associate dean in 1992. During her tenure, Deal has overseen the consistent increase of admission applications, combined with Stanford’s sustained national ranking in the highest tier of law schools; she thus presides over one of the most competitive admissions processes in the country. Prior to coming to Stanford, Deal graduated from Occidental College.