Madeleine M. Landrieu became Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law on July 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment, she served as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana, and prior to that as a trial court judge on the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. During her 16-year tenure in the judiciary, Dean Landrieu served in many leadership positions, including serving as President of the both the Louisiana District Judges Association and the Louisiana Judicial College, and Chair of the New Judges Training Committee.

Dean Landrieu has spent a large part of her career advocating for improvements in laws and policies relative to children who come before the courts because of abuse or neglect. She is a founding Board member of the Louisiana Institute for Children in Families, a non-profit organization designed to remove the barriers that prevent children from knowing the love and permanency of a forever family. Dean Landrieu was instrumental in the launch of Louisiana’s Quality Parenting Initiative and Louisiana Fosters, efforts by Governor John Bel Edwards and Frost Lady Donna Edwards, together with the Department of Children and Family Services to transform foster care in Louisiana and to support families who seek to foster children in the system.

She is married to Paige Sensenbrenner and they have four daughters.