Kenny R. Tatum

Assistant Dean for Career Development

B.A., Morehouse College
J.D., University of Illinois

Biographical Information: 

Kenny R. Tatum joined the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015, and he currently serves as assistant dean for the Career Development Office, where he oversees the law school’s legal career services and professional development programs.

He previously served as assistant dean of career services at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He was also the director of lateral recruiting & diversity strategy for Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. While at Womble Carlyle he was based in the law firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, office and was responsible for directing the lateral recruiting and diversity efforts for the firm’s 11 offices. Additionally, Tatum has experience recruiting attorneys for law firms and corporate legal departments as the owner and lead recruiter for Diversity Legal Recruiting from 2002 to 2006. Early in his career he practiced law as a corporate associate for Hunton & Williams in Atlanta and Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He earned his B.A. cum laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Illinois.