A photo of Judge Nunez-Navarro accompanied by text announcing she has been named Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Law

We are excited to announce that one of the Ninth’s own, Judge Tarlika Nunez-Navarro, has been named the incoming dean of the St. Thomas University School of Law.

Judge Nunez-Navarro joined us here in the Ninth Circuit in 2021, after previously serving in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit from 2018 to 2021. During her time at the Ninth, she’s not only dedicated herself to the service of the bench, but also toward outreach efforts in the community. She’s also promoted better mental health and wellness among our staff and judiciary. While her presence will be missed within our halls, we are excited to see her off to her next journey. Congratulations, Judge Nunez-Navarro!