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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Northwestern Law -- Deanship

This is a great opportunity to lead an extraordinary law school at a propitious time.  

I say this unequivocally from the vantage point of someone who has had the privilege of serving in this role for now six years.  The job announcement fills in much of the detail and, of course, has a nice pitch.  It bears a close look.  I would add this:  Our law school has been steadily building a reputation for serious innovation in education in a dynamic world, one in which our graduates will need skills to enable them to prosper at the intersection of law, business, & technology.  To that end, we have been collaborating actively with our renowned business school, Kellogg, our Engineering and Medical Schools and various other parts of our major research university.  Moreover, we have established key partnerships with innovators and entrepreneurs in the law-tech space (ROSS intelligence, for example, and also the ABA Center on Innovation).  Law is changing rapidly, and legal education is changing along with it.  Northwestern is forging a path toward innovation within the ambitions of elite legal education and multidisciplinary instruction.  Exciting to be a part of this; and I am truly excited about the next era under able new leadership.

And because this is a law professors blog, I should add that we have a terrific faculty, filled with extraordinary teachers and scholars, with special leadership in the area of empirical law studies.  And we have one of the largest, comprehensive, and renowned clinical programs in the nation.

So, within the next month roughly, the powers that be (not including me, to be sure!) will be collecting and vetting nominations.  I urge you to consider nominating exemplary legal educators and also considering this opportunity yourself.  I would be pleased to chat privately with folks about this opportunity. Just drop me a note). 

 

Posted by Dan Rodriguez on December 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM in Daniel Rodriguez, Life of Law Schools | Permalink

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